Tag: Virginia

How Joe Manchin Survives as a Democrat in West Virginia

June 7, 2021
With the fate of the progressive agenda depending on the support of Senator Joe Manchin III, who said again on Sunday that he would not abandon the filibuster to pass an expansive voting rights bill, interest groups and activists are gearing up for a full push to try to sway the moderate Democrat. It would

West Virginia to Reward Citizens Aged 16-35 Who Get Vaccine With $100 Savings Bond

April 27, 2021
Since Joe Biden took office, Americans have been getting vaccinated at a rapid rate. The President’s initial plan was to deliver 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. The administration shattered that goal with over 200 million shots being delivered. But at this point, many of the people who were interested in

Virginia man with autism serving 10 years for crash gets conditional pardon

November 12, 2020
A Virginia man with autism who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a crash that left a New York man permanently disabled has been granted a conditional pardon, officials and his attorney said. Matthew Rushin, 22, is expected to be released early next year after he agreed Monday to Gov. Ralph Northam’s terms,

Democrats Flip Virginia, But the Kentucky Governor Race Is Too Close to Call

November 9, 2019
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and declared victory in…

Organizing for affordable housing in the South

September 17, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a “Southern Voices” oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The latest installment features stories about organizing for affordable housing. For more stories

Angela Davis interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

October 20, 2014
Julian Bond interviews Angela Davis, civil rights activist and university professor. Dr. Davis is professor emeritus at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Their shared conversation explores her personal history and her continuing roles in human rights causes and campaigns. The series is presented by the Institute for Public History at the University of Virginia. More

Bob Moses interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

October 13, 2014
Julian Bond interviews Bob Moses, who joined with him in 1960 as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Moses played pivotal roles in voter registration drives, sit-ins and in leading the Freedom Schools sponsored by SNCC. He also served in a leadership role with the Council for Federated Organizations (COFO). An educator,

A Living Legend: The University of Virginia Honors Julian Bond

October 11, 2014
The University of Virginia invites the community to join in a celebration of Julian Bond. Bond, a longtime civil rights leader who is also chairman emeritus of the NAACP and a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. He retired from teaching at U.Va. in May 2012 after teachng for 20 years. In this community

SNCC – STUDENT NON VIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE – LEGACY PROJECT – 99% SPRING – WHO WE ARE

October 3, 2014
Those of us who fought to empower the disenfranchised in the 1960s, we veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement are now called upon to defend everything we have won. We now have the opportunity to join, at its inception, the 99% Spring Movement to train 100,000 people in economic literacy as well as the

Julian Bond Discusses History of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

October 3, 2014
Julian Bond, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a history professor at tte University of Virginia, delivers a keynote address at “50 Years After the Sit-Ins,” a conference at the University of Virginia School of Law.
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