On September 17, 2013 plaques honoring African American Members of the 1867-1868 Virginia Constitutional Convention and Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates from 1869 to 1890 were unveiled in the Capitol. Download the program »
Music Exhibit "Revolutions: Songs of Social Change, 1860-65 and 1960-65," Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond.
The E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., Teachers Institute, Teaching American History, will be held on select evenings over the course of the 2013–14 school year.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission and Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Subcommittee work together ensure that King's famous dream of a "Beloved Community" becomes a reality in Virginia. The Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation is their largest joint project, focusing attention to one of the most important documents in United States' history.
Help celebrate the beginning to the end of slavery 150 years ago. Sponsor a commemorative event today.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, a statutory and bipartisan agency of the Virginia General Assembly, was created in 1992 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, and to continue his work through educational, historical and cultural programs, public policy analysis, and public discourse on contemporary issues. The Commission also oversees two subcommittees, The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Subcommittee and the Special Subcommittee on Public School Closings in Virginia.