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History and Preservation

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Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Posted about 5 days ago by kathryn Coker
In 1979, Congress designated the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH), an annual 8-day commemoration with tributes and special educational programs to help us remember and learn […]
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Posted about 4 weeks ago by kathryn Coker
Another trailblazing woman I discovered recently is Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman from Orange, Virginia. Why Remember This Native Virginian? Burroughs […]
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Jailed For Freedom: Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse

Posted about 1 month ago by kathryn Coker
Lorton, Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse,built in 1910 and originally used to hold prisoners completing short sentences for offenses like disorderly conduct, played a key role in women’s suffrage history. National Woman’s […]
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Black Suffragists and Activists: Addie Waites Hunton

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
In preparation for Black History Month, I did a little research and uncovered some fascinating people like Addie Waites Hunton, an African American suffragist, activist, writer, political organizer, and educator.   […]
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Contact Tracing & Your Rights – Part 1

Posted about 5 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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Interning at the RPL: 1970’s Film and Historical Trends in the Archives

Posted about 5 months ago by Natalie Draper
Guest Post by Stephanie Campbell, VCU student and Main Library Intern When given the choice between finishing my Bachelor’s degree in history at VCU with either a CAPStone research paper […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 7 months 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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Constitution Day – September 17, 2020

Posted about 7 months ago by kathryn Coker
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, to memorialize the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 by delegates to the […]
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Posted about 8 months ago by kathryn Coker
August 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the vote. Buildings and landmarks across the country will celebrate by […]
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Centennial Celebration: 19th Amendment

Posted about 8 months ago by kathryn Coker
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, gave women the right to vote. Section 1 reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to […]
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