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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A Woman's Place Is in . . . the Voting Booth!: A History of the Woman Suffrage Movement
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

The Library of Virginia, Maymont Foundation, and the League of Women Voters team up for a rousing rally that's sure to inspire everyone to cast their vote on Election Day! Costumed interpreters bring the struggle for woman suffrage to life as Dr. Sandra Treadway, Librarian of Virginia, describes the victories and setbacks of the determined female citizens who sought the right to vote during the 19th and early in the 20th centuries. In addition, documents and materials related to the League of Women Voters' predecessor—the Equal Suffrage League—will be on display. This program complements our exhibition You Have No Right: Law and Justice in Virginia. Style Weekly is the media sponsor for programming for You Have No Right: Law and Justice in Virginia.


Passport to Primary Sources: Back to School Night for Virginia Educators
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lobby and conference Rooms,  Free

Join us for a Back-To-School-Night Open House for Virginia Educators. We're opening our doors to showcase all the different sources and materials available to educators at the Library of Virginia! Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and more!


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.