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COLONIAL FOUNDERS DAY: And Searching RPL’s New Catalog

Posted about 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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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Black Suffragists and Activists: Addie Waites Hunton

Posted about 3 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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New Richmond Public Law Library Book Club

Posted about 3 months ago by kathryn Coker
The Richmond Public Law Library is launching the bi-monthly Oliver W. Hill Book Club on Monday, March 8th online. The club is named in honor of Oliver W. Hill (1907–2007), […]
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS: PART II

Posted about 4 months ago by kathryn Coker
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. On the Federal Level The federal government has increased its domestic anti-human trafficking programs. One program […]
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS: PART I

Posted about 4 months ago by kathryn Coker
In December 2011, President Barack Obama proclaimed January, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. His proclamation read in part: Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued […]
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BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

Posted about 5 months ago by kathryn Coker
Presidential Proclamation On November 27, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating  December 15 as Bill of Rights Day. The proclamation read in part: The first ten amendments, […]
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