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Friday, September 11, 2015

Online Genealogy Resources
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM–Noon, Fee

While not everything is available online, you can still get a start on your genealogy research by using the internet. Join Library of Virginia archivists to explore the online world of genealogy research. Your experience will be enhanced if you have already signed up for a Library of Virginia card, which you can do at the Library circulation desk the morning before the class.

Pre-registration required. For registration and more information, go to
http://tinyurl.com/LoVGenWrkshp.


BOOK LAUNCH
Mark Warner the Dealmaker: From Business Success to the Business of Governing

BOOK LAUNCH Mark Warner the Dealmaker: From Business Success to the Business of Governing
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lobby, Free

Join author Will Payne and Senator Mark Warner for the Library of Virginia Foundation's launch of Payne's new book, Mark Warner the Dealmaker: From Business Success to the Business of Governing. Payne is principal of Bull Moose Strategies, which specializes in building bipartisan coalitions of business leaders, elected officials, public safety officers, sportsmen, and veterans. A reception precedes the talk.


Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation
Monday, July 06, 2015 — Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

Even as the Civil War was still being fought, the status of almost a half-million African Americans in Virginia began to change. No longer were they someone else's property—they were free. They anticipated the promise of change from their former status as slaves: the promises of education, political participation, and full citizenship. Yet, in their struggle to achieve these goals, freedmen and freedwomen faced the hostility of their former masters and the society that had long benefitted from their labor. Union troops and U.S. government officials reconstructing the Southern states were often indifferent. What challenges did African Americans face in their struggle to achieve what they believed freedom would bring them? What obstacles blocked their efforts to gain citizenship? How successful were African Americans during Reconstruction in claiming their objectives? Did the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution significantly aid them in their struggles? The Library of Virginia's exhibition Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation offers a look at the changing world Virginians faced during Reconstruction. Radio One is the exclusive radio sponsor for Remaking Virginia.