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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Turning Point: Figures of Suffrage in Virginia
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free

Kathleen Pablo of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association will present a program on the personalities and singular courage of some of the major figures in the long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment and on the turning point in that struggle. On display will be items from the Library's collection that belonged to Pauline Adams (1874–1957), a formidable woman suffrage activist in Virginia.


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.