Saturday, February 23, 2013

The 2013 Symposium – Person of the Year: 1863
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Fee, $35 for Museum of the Confederacy members and Library donors, $50 for nonmembers (includes boxed lunch).

What person or group most influenced events in 1863? This question will be the charge given to the speakers—and to the audience—at the 2013 symposium. Edward L. Ayers, Kent Masterson Brown, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Thomas Sebrell, and Jennifer Weber will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year: 1863" in their lectures and the audience will get to vote on the winner at the all-day event. To register online, go to

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.

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