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13 May 2011

Slave Names Will Be ‘Unknown No Longer’

This fall, the Virginia Historical Society will launch a free, searchable online database of Virginia slave names called “Unknown No Longer.” It will allow people, especially African-Americans, to trace their ancestry without compromising their privacy or paying fees.

13 May 2011

The Struggle to Commemorate Slavery

The Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality want to give the African Burial Ground in Richmond the respect it deserves. First, that means persuading Virginia Commonwealth University to stop using the site as a parking lot.

07 May 2011

Students Capitalize on Legislative Experience

Nantasha Williams spent the legislative session get lawmakers’ signatures on bills, helping constituents and researching information on complex issues. But Williams isn’t a legislator. She is a college student taking part in the Virginia Capital Semester program.

03 Apr 2011

Emancipation Day at African Burial Ground

The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality held an Emancipation Day ceremony at the site of the African Burial Ground in Richmond. The group protested the decision to postpone for a week the unveiling of historical markers for the Richmond Slave Trail.

26 Feb 2011

Mothers Will Get Baby’s DNA Sample

Virginia hospitals will have to offer new mothers a take-home DNA sample from their baby under a bill approved at the request of the forensic sleuth who inspired the fictional crime fighter, Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

19 Feb 2011

Brunswick Prison May Remain Vacant

It looks like the Brunswick Correctional Center will remain empty for a while longer. A budget amendment proposed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to repurpose the prison has stalled in the General Assembly.

18 Jan 2011

Tech Survivors Rally for Gun Control

Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard and others gathered in Richmond this week to share their thoughts about gun violence as “Living for 32” — a documentary about the Tech massacre — was screened at the YWCA.