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Kathy Coker's Posts

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The Declaration of Independence Today

Posted about 1 month ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates […]
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What Is Juneteenth? 

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
News of Slavery’s End Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest national celebration of slavery’s end in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger […]
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The Insurrection Act

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
President Donald Trump’s warning to use the Insurrection Act in answer to protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers means the law might be […]
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A Conversation with U.S. Representative John Lewis On Social Justice

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
The following is from the Executive Director of the National Archives Foundation. In this time of civil unrest, calling for social justice and an end to racism, we can all […]
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PO Box 1142

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
The following is from my ongoing research on World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Virginia. It’s a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia,…and another Army bus […]
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Preserving A Warehouse of Forestry History

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
According to a 2005 survey, American institutions retain over 4 billion items like books, manuscripts, photographs, oral history, maps, sound recordings, and digital collections. Libraries own 63 percent of them. […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part II

Posted about 4 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Writing
This is the second post in a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Before Virginia’s Coralie Franklin Cook published her 1915 article, “Votes for Mothers,” […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part I

Posted about 4 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Writing
This is the first part of a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Stay tuned as we commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment’s passage. […]
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