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The Declaration of Independence: The Ideals

Posted about 3 weeks ago by kathryn Coker
What Does July 4th Mean? Some might say it is a holiday, a time for fireworks and grilling. Other people might reply “it’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed.” […]
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Commemorate Freedom: Juneteenth 2021

Posted about 1 month ago by kathryn Coker
Virginia State Holiday As of October 2020, Juneteenth is a permanent statewide holiday in Virginia. Virginians, like others across America will celebrate in various ways ranging from parades, dancing, visiting historical sites, […]
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VIRGINIA PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN WORLD WAR II: “ENEMIES WITHIN & WITHOUT”

Posted about 1 month ago by kathryn Coker
Prisoners of War Arrive During World War II, the U.S. was “home” to over 425,000 prisoners of war (POWs). They were Japanese, German and Italians from the Axis countries  captured […]
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
Federal Legislation After unsuccessful federal legislative attempts to approve a week during the first 10 days in May as Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week, Congress passed New York Representative Frank Horton‘s House […]
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X & Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
In 2012 the State Legislature passed HJ216 2012 which designated May as “X & Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month”.   Genetic Disorders X & Y Chromosomal Variations are genetic disorders. […]
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COLONIAL FOUNDERS DAY: And Searching RPL’s New Catalog

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly designated May 14th as Colonial Founders Day.  So, I decided for this blog to give a short historical overview of Jamestown and then launch […]
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MEDICAL INJUSTICES

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Great strides in medical history have often been made as a result of research and experimentation, and the first human successes were arguably the result of successful experiments, often on […]
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Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Posted about 4 months 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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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST: NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS

Posted about 4 months 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 5 months 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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