In part 52 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us how Arlington National Cemetery, once the grounds of a beautiful estate, became a burial ground for the nation’s war dead.
On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we’re keeping an eye on your tax dollars in Richmond. In the Virginia General Assembly, members of the House and Senate each draw-up spending plans for the next two years. So, what’s up and what’s cut? How will it affect the state programs you depend on? Join host May-Lily Lee and her guests, Jeff Shapiro with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth, with DecideSmart.
On this episode of Virginia Conversations, host May-Lily Lee talks with Doug Wilder, one of Virginia’s most-influential and groundbreaking African-Americans. The first black Governor of Virginia– and first black governor of any state since Reconstruction– Wilder discusses the political road that led him to the state’s top job.
In part 55 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of staunch abolitionist John Brown and describes his botched raid of the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia.
In part 56 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why no state park in Virginia that focuses on the conflict has more human fascination and historical significance than Sayler’s Creek.
In part 57 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early. Thought hated in some quarters, the eccentric lawyer had a deep loyalty to the South.
In part 59 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the shortage of lead that plagued the Southern Confederacy during the entire conflict. Most of the commodity they used came from lead mines in Wytheville and Austinville.