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CIVIC SEASON IS HERE!

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
CIVIC SEASON IS UPON US! What is Civic Season? Generally, concepts such as patriotism and freedom are highlighted starting the week of Flag Day (June 14th) and ending on Independence […]
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Innovative Women in History

Posted about 4 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
INVENTIVE WOMEN IN HISTORY According to the old proverb, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” and Mothers of invention have frequently been women. Throughout March, Women’s History Month, Richmond Public […]
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HARRIET TUBMAN, INSPIRING AMERICAN HERO

Posted about 5 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

Posted about 7 months ago by kathryn Coker
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […]
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Wobblies and Walter’s The Cold Millions

Posted about 10 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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COMMEMORATING THE 19TH AMENDMENT

Posted about 11 months ago by kathryn Coker
Please join the Law Library during the month of August as we commemorate the ratification and adoption to the US Constitution in 1920 of the 19th Amendment whereby women won […]
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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST: NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS

Posted about 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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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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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