Thanks to your advocacy efforts on our behalf, we're happy to report that the recently passed Omnibus Spending Bill includes a very small increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities! While our work is not over with regards to the upcoming 2018 budget to be passed in the fall, the Omnibus Spending Bill represents an endorsement of the important work that the humanities do for our communities. These funds will continue to support our work of providing free access to authoritative content about Virginia's history and culture.
This Bible belonged to Nat Turner in the 1830s. Turner, who experienced religious visions, led a revolt of enslaved people in Southampton County in 1831, the most deadly such revolt in the history of the United States.