Stories tagged: "civil rights"

[Photo credit: Michael Cheuk] DeTeasa Gethers, docent with Beloved Community C-ville, points out names inscribed in the walls of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Virginia’s Black History: A Virtual Experience 

A local organization seeks to tell the Black history of Charlottesville—one community member at a time.

Virginia republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, participates in a  debate with democratic gubernatorial candidate former Governor Terry McAuliffe at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Gov. Glenn Youngkin Uses Black History Month to Call on Virginians to ‘Celebrate Our Rich History’ Despite Supporting Bill that Wants Governor’s Schools to be ‘Race-Blind’

To kick off Black History Month, Gov. Glenn Youngkin highlighted important African Americans throughout Virginia's history, despite not wanting to address historical and present racism into Virginia's public school systems.

This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving.  Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.  (AP Photo)
‘Loving Day’ Turns 54. Historic Ruling Legalized Interracial Marriage

RICHMOND-Loving Day may not be an official holiday, but it marks a special anniversary. On this day 54 years ago, a Virginia couple made history

workers in the Capitol building removing a confederate statue to replace it with civil rights icon Barbara Johns
Civil Rights Icon Barbara Johns Statue to Replace Robert E. Lee’s at US Capitol

At the age of 16, Johns led the school walkout that helped desegregate public schools in the US. Soon, her statue will stand in the Capitol building in place of the longstanding confederate monument.