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About

Literacy InterActives, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and advances the interactive learning and literacy of cultural history, education, and technology. Through interactive literacies, we bring diverse communities together as stakeholders in order to make a positive difference in today’s world.

The Beginnings

In 2007, nine board of directors launched the beginnings of Literacy InterActives, Inc. (LIA) in southern Virginia as a “new dimension of performance” that now extends into regional and national communities. “Interactive” defines the ways that diverse and inclusive “literacies” are needed, shared, advanced, and used in today’s world. In this sense of interactive learning, LIA sustains, advances, and applies reading and writing, computer skills and technology, K-12 education and beyond, in order to make a positive difference in our communities.

LIA established its major program initiative that expresses interactive literacy through the intersections of public history, K-12 education, technology, and computer literacy: The historic preservation and rehabilitation of the Parker Sydnor historic log cabin site located in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.


We are the proud sponsor of the Parker Sydnor historic log cabin project—an interactive historic preservation project of a 19th century log cabin built by enslaved African Americans in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Sydnor Log CabinThe Parker Sydnor historic log cabin site, sponsored by Literacy InterActives, Inc., a 501(c)(3), is an initiative that involves the preservation and rehabilitation of a 19th century log cabin built by enslaved African Americans in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, the Sydnor log cabin embodies critical elements of Civil War and civil rights history, as well as the impact of contemporary cultural, educational, and technological interaction within local, regional and national communities.

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Photo Credits
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Virginia historical highway marker photo by Ania Rzeszutko
Parker Sydnor historic site logo design by Douglas Sydnor

LIA Spotlight and News

2019 Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
2017 Virginia Preservation/Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2016 Vernacular Architecture Forum Buchanan Award Nomination
2015 Virginia historical Highway Marker Dedication Ceremony
2015 Galleria on the Lake LIA Reception
2015 Doris Hester receives LIA Distinguished Service Award
2015 Virginia Mecklenburg County Civil War 150 Committee
2014 Carnegie Humanities Investment Fund Grant
2014 Dr. Waller-Graham wins LIA Golf Tournament, Halifax County
2014 LIA Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Halifax County
2014 Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center
2014 Virginia Department of Forestry Rural Development Grant
2013 Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center Town Halls
2010 Virginia Mecklenburg County Civil War 150 Committee

Featured Conferences and Exhibits

2019 Virginia Forum, Longwood University
2018 Preservation Virginia, Danville, Virginia
2018 Virginia Forum, Emory and Henry College
2017 Virginia Forum, Norfolk State University
2016 Virginia Forum, Jamestown Settlement/Colonial Williamsburg
2015 Collegium on African American Research
2015 Virginia Forum, Virginia Commonwealth University
2015 National Council on Public History
2014 Women’s History Month at Duquesne University
2013 Virginia Forum, "Writing Among the Dead"
2012 Virginia Forum, James Madison University
2012 Clarksville Regional Museum, Mother’s Day Exhibit
2011 Boydton Day Celebration
2011 Virginia Forum, Washington & Lee and Virginia Military Institute
2010 Virginia Forum, Christopher Newport University
2009 Virginia Forum, Longwood University
2008 Virginia Forum, University of Mary Washington

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