Eccentric and Accomplished: "John Randolph of Roanoke"
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free
David Johnson will speak about and sign his book on John Randolph, the long-serving Virginia congressman and architect of southern conservatism. Randolph, who was one of the original “small government” proponents, grabbed headlines with prescient comments, public brawls, and clashes with every president from John Adams to Andrew Jackson.
You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free
Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.