Students of American history learn about the Civil Rights movement in this country – about marches and sit-ins in places like Birmingham and Selma, but at Virginia Commonwealth University there’s a new project underway – an online display of photographs from one of many other cities where such protests took place.
VCU is hoping the public can help identify participants and share details of what went on.
Where can you get the best meal in the state? With so many culinary options from Abingdon to Norfolk, it might be hard for Virginia to agree on one.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation devised one way to pick Virginia’s best dish– and as National Relations Media Manager Richard Lewis explains they’re collecting votes, bracket-style. The contest has been narrowed down from 80 statewide contenders to the ‘Enticing Eight.’
A University of Virginia Professor is celebrating a rare victory today – winning a Pulitzer prize for the second time.
Alan Taylor’s latest book – The Internal Enemy -- tells the story of 3,400 slaves who escaped from Virginia and Maryland plantations to British ships off the coast during the War of 1812.
“I found some important documents, including some letters written by these former slaves, telling dramatic stories of their night time escapes, fighting on behalf of the British as marines and sailors and nurses and laundresses and guides and pilots.”
The production company behind the popular Netflix series House of Cards has delayed the start of a third season as it waits to see whether the state of Maryland will come up with incentive payments totaling $15 million.
The show had received $13 million a year in its first two seasons but threatened to leave if Maryland didn’t come up with another $2 million. The governor proposed taking money from non-profit arts organizations, but the legislature did not agree. Does that open a door for the state of Virginia or the District of Columbia?