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History and Preservation

(category archive)

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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No Quarter to Citizens?

Posted about 2 months 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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Tips and Tricks for Preserving Family History

Posted about 3 months ago by Alexandra Zukas
There’s no doubt that many of us are feeling isolated right now, looking forward to being able to see friends and family again.   Of course, one way of coping […]
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Richmond Reflects: documenting the moment

Posted about 4 months ago by Natalie Draper
So many of us have suddenly found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our families, and one of the best things we can do to entertain ourselves, […]
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