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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries

Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Published by the Library of Virginia, Changing History tells the important and inspiring stories of women—both famous and lesser-known—who have influenced the course of history in the Old Dominion. Two of the book's authors Cynthia A. Kierner and Megan Taylor Shockley, will join Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities in researching 400 years of Virginia women and the unparalleled resources for women's history available at the Library of Virginia. A book signing will follow.



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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.