Lynn Rainville is the Acting Dean of Sweet Briar College, where she also directs the Tusculum Institute for Public History. Although her PhD is in Near Eastern archaeology, she has spent the last two decades studying historic American cemeteries, segregated schools, enslaved communities, poor farms, and World War I. She is the author of several books, including the recently released Virginia and the Great War (2018), Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia (2014), and the forthcoming book, Invisible Founders: How Two Centuries of African American Labor Transformed a Plantation into a College (2019). For more information: www.lynnrainville.org.
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