One Shared Story

Our Mission

Our mission is to expand what we know about the past so we can better understand the present and work together to create compassionate, inclusive communities for the future.


What we do …

  • encourage research to reveal the hidden histories of individuals and communities.
  • provide support to amplify underrepresented stories from our shared past.
  • foster dialogue within communities and the general public to expand our common narrative.
  • promote transformative change to create communities that respect and include all people.  
University of Virginia 2019 Hands On Public History Class led by Professor Lisa Goff on a site visit to Buckingham County with author Charles White (The Hidden and Forgotten: Buckingham County)

How can we help you?

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One Shared Story President, Gloria Gilmore, with family researcher