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Richmond native Lila Meade Valentine was born in 1865 and devoted much of her life to advocating education and health-care reform and woman suffrage. In 1909, Valentine cofounded the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (ESL) and was elected the…

Coal is Virginia’s most valuable mineral resource.  The first coal mines in Virginia were developed in the 1790s.  Coal was carried from the mines in the Triassic Basin near Midlothian in Chesterfield County to the manufacturing facilities along…

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Antonio Sansone was born in 1856 in Termini Imerese, Sicily, and immigrated to the United States in 1880.  By 1899, he had established Antonio Sansone & Company, a wholesale dealer of fruit located on East Main Street, near the city market, in…

In 1907, Virginia honored the 300th anniversary of the English settlement at Jamestown with an exposition. Modeled after many national fairs of the era, the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exhibition contained exhibits, representative buildings of the…

Maggie Lena Walker was an influential business and social leader in turn-of-the-century Richmond. Although later in life Walker would insist that she was born in 1867, notably the same year as the founding of the Independent Order of Saint Luke,…

World War I required the marshalling of the resources of the United States as never before.  Industries that were geared to the production of automobiles, sewing machines, etc., were shifted to the production of war material-guns, new weapons such…

Securing fair and equal educational opportunities in the United States has been quite a struggle for the African American community.  In the pre-Civil War North, free blacks helped finance elementary schools in New York and other Northern cities,…

Legalized segregation and the subsequent disfranchisement of American blacks, as well as the illegal terrorist activities of the Ku Klux Klan in its several incarnations, received heavy criticism in much of the American press, black and white. The…

In 1902 Louisiana became the first state to pass a statute requiring mandatory segregation of streetcars. It was followed by Mississippi in 1904. That same year, Virginia authorized, but did not require, segregated streetcars in all of its cities,…

Not everyone had the right to vote and participate in the development of laws. The Constitution stated that all men were created equal, but it left out the rights of women. In Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, women declared that they too deserved the…
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