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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The […]
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The Declaration of Independence Today

Posted about 2 years ago by kathryn Coker
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 years ago by kathryn 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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No Quarter to Citizens?

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
On Monday, June 1, 2020 war veteran and junior Senator from Arkansas, Attorney Thomas Bryant Cotton, used the phrase “no quarter” and has been at the center of controversy. I, […]
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Law Day 2020

Posted about 3 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
What is Law Day? Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 as a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law in the United […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part I

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
This is the first post in 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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