Civil Rights

Teachers are sometimes faced with some pretty thorny issues when current events make their way into their classrooms.

Often they get limited guidance from administrators or school boards on what to say and do, but an earlier generation of teachers is stepping up with advice.

Saving the History and Heroes of Social Welfare

Nov 13, 2017
American Labor Museum

Every picture tells a story. That's why Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries and partners from across the nation are creating the Image Portal, an online collection focused on social reform and social welfare -- things like prohibition, women’s suffrage, civil rights and immigration.  Sandy Hausman has details.

David Seidel

Civil Rights pioneer Jesse Jackson is on a three day voter registration tour of Virginia.  But Monday morning in Roanoke, he also had a message for current voters who may be disenchanted after last November’s election: Keep voting.

The GOP Case against Restoring Felon Rights

May 6, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne

Does Governor Terry McAuliffe have the power to automatically restore voting rights to former felons who have served their time? The governor and his lawyers say they do. But Republicans may be on the verge of launching a lawsuit challenging that.

Mallory Noe-Payne

Virginia’s Governor made national headlines last week for restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons in the state. Critics say McAuliffe is misusing his powers as governor, to get close friend Hillary Clinton more votes in Virginia this November.

But how was McAuliffe’s announcement received among those it affects?