William Styron’s “Confessions of Nat Turner” at 50

On October 9, 1967, William Styron’s novel from history, The Confessions of Nat Turner, was published to acclaim and controversy. Styron was raised in Newport News, Virginia, about a hundred miles from the site of the rebellion in Southampton County, … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: I is for

Welcome to our most recent installment of the ABCs of Special Collections, where the  featured letter is I is for Robert Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll, the great American 19th-Century orator, was popularly known as “The Great Agnostic.” An attorney by trade, … Continue reading