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L. Douglas Wilder

L. Douglas Wilder has written 66 posts for Wilder Visions

Wilder on the Joe Madison Show

10-14-15 Former Govenor L. Douglas Wilder

Son of Virginia: About the Author

About the Author More information on Son of Virginia, the autobiography by Former Virginia Governor, L. Douglas Wilder, can be found at www.sonofvirginia.com. Douglas Wilder’s career in public service spans 40 years and is noted for several historic milestones. Mr. Wilder became the first African-American to be elected governor in the U.S., leading the Commonwealth [...]

Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena

For more information please contact Jessica Plaskett: (203) 458-4511/jplaskett@rowman.com Advance Praise… “Son of Virginia is an instant classic that will inform and inspire for generations to come.” -Prof. Larry J. Sabato, Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics “Governor Wilder’s memoir is must-reading for anyone seeking to understand why Virginia, the place where America began, [...]

Very Pleased with UCI So Far

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Discusses Bob McDonnell, Ballparks and 2016

Nate Eaton speaks with VA Governor Douglas Wilder

Correctly Telling ALL of the History of Schockoe

The Mayor and members of the City Council Dear ladies and gentlemen: I want to bring to your attention what I have been hearing form the citizens of Richmond in recent months about Schockoe Bottom.  As a boy, I grew up in Church Hill, and my father would carry me down to the bottom, telling [...]

The South rises again… for Democrats?

Race and Politics in America

Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) talked by remote video from Richmond about the relationship between race and politics in America. Video clips were also shown. This course was a [...]

Locate the slavery museum in Shockoe

When one hears the name “Lumpkin’s Jail” what should he think, and how should it make him feel about this state’s history and its role in perpetuating slavery? It should mean something to us all, because even before Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, it already had left a shameful chapter in the annals [...]

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