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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 [...]


PRESS CONFERENCE: NATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL – RICHMOND, VIRGINIA MAY 8, 2014 – 10:00 AM I want to quote from a portion of an op-ed that I wrote for the Richmond Times Dispatch that was published in February of this year. “Does Virginia need a slavery museum? Does America need Virginia to have [...]

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 [...]

“The remarkable career of Gov. L. Douglas Wilder”

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U.S. National Slavery Museum Dream Becomes Closer

As the chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. National Slavery Museum (USNSM), I would like to express the board’s gratitude to Governor Robert F. McDonnell for including funds in the biennial budget to help the commonwealth, the city, and our institution begin the process of locating the USNSM in Richmond. The actions [...]

My Thoughts on the VA Win by Terry McAuliffe

Decades-long political streak set to burn out

Terry McAuliffe for VA Governor

The election for governor in Virginia comes at a time when people are losing confidence in government at all levels. Cynicism and Pessimism are at an all time high. Terry McAuliffe’s not having served in any elected position is not a reason to reject his candidacy but to believe that it can be a positive. [...]

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