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Sophie Meredith pushed for suffrage in Richmond as early as 1909 but eventually was cast out by the same women with whom she started the movement. more

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University of Richmond history professor Julian Hayter's new book, "The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia" tells a story that is both triumphant and achingly dispiriting. more

Sunday Story

In his first set of public appearances since leaving office, former President Barack Obama urged Virginians to support Democrat Ralph Northam for governor, saying, "Ralph's whole life has been about honest, responsible service to others." more

Politics

Having a vote means having a voice, says Tammie Hagen, a community organizer with the New Virginia Majority. That's why she's pounding the pavement, encouraging those who have served time to seek restoration of their rights and register to vote. more

Sunday Story

A woman with a felony conviction explains what Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive action restoring voting right to 206,00 people with felony records symbolizes for her. more

Sunday Story

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

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