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Recent Article: “Racial Profiling and Teaching While Black at VCU” – The Charleston Chronicle

The following article was recently shared with me: Racial Profiling and Teaching While Black at VCU By The Charleston Chronicle | November 25, 2018 By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was forced to wonder aloud – on social media and his own website – about racism at [...]

Teaching While Black at VCU – 50 Years Later

I recently spoke at the Ribbon Cutting for the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU. At that time, I said I remembered when I could not come into the building and be seated at the soda fountain. The recent experience related in “Teaching While Black” at VCU is shocking. Is [...]

Virginia Knows How to Balance Its Budget

Some while back, I sat down with Stephen Fehr at PEW research to discuss Virginia being the Best Managed State two years in a row under my administration and the resulting Rainy Day Fund. Today, I received a copy of Fehr’s article, entitled, “Virginia Knows How to Balance Its Budget“, which appeared in Trust Magazine. [...]

Statement on the Potential Selection of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

I’ve been asked by any number of persons about the potential selection of my friend and colleague, Senator Tim Kaine. I have relayed both publicly and privately my support for his selection and continue to think that he would be a solid choice for Ms. Clinton in the role of Vice President. This is a [...]

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, [...]

Son of Virginia

Douglas Wilder 9.29.15 WEB

Very Pleased with UCI So Far

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

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