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  • Modern Richmond Virginia Politics
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    Modern Richmond, Virginia, Politics

    Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Wilder was a guest speaker in a Virginia Commonwealth University class…

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  • Douglas Wilder Discusses emSon of Virginiaem
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    Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena, and gave his thoughts on the current political climate. Mr. Wilder was the first African…

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  • Washington Journal Douglas Wilder Discusses Race Relations
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    Douglas Wilder on Race Relations

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA), the first elected African American governor in American history, talked about race relations and the debate over removing Confederate statues and symbols. He spoke via…

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  • Interview on emSon of Virginiaem
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    Interview on Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair…

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    Son of Virginia

    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talked about his book, Son of Virginia: A Life in America’s Political Arena, about his life and politics. In 1990, Governor Wilder was elected as the…

    341 views
  • AfricanAmerican Politics
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    African-American Politics

    Former Virginia Governor Wilder, a Democrat who served from 1990-94, was the first and so far, only, African American to serve as a governor. He spoke about his career and historic…

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  • Virginia Senatorial Debate
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    Virginia Senatorial Debate

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  • Virginia Gubernatorial Debate
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    Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

    The two main candidates debated state issues, such as taxes, the environment and education. The candidates made opening statements, took questions from two panelists, each other and…

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  • Wilder Senate Campaign Withdrawal
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    Wilder Senate Campaign Withdrawal

    Mr. Wilder, an independent U.S. Senate candidate, announced his withdrawal from the campaign. He cited polls which showed him trailing behind Democratic incumbent Charles Robb and…

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  • Virginia Senate Campaign Debate
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    Virginia Senate Campaign Debate

    Virginia Senate candidates debated the issues.

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  • Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address
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    Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

    Governor Wilder addressed the Virginia Commonwealth’s General Assembly concerning the legislative accomplishments of his term in office. Topics included the economic condition of the state.…

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  • Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address
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    Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

    Governor Wilder, 1992 Democratic presidential candidate, delivered his final state of the commonwealth address before the Virginia state assembly in the state capitol. His term limited by…

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  • Democratic Presidental Campaign
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    Democratic Presidental Campaign

    Govenor Wilder discussed the state of Virginia, his health care proposal and Democratic presidential politics.

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  • Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address
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    Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

    Governor Doug Wilder delivered his annual State of the Commonwealth Address to a joint session of the Virginia state legislature. He used the occasion to talk about his administration’s…

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  • Wilder and Robb News Conference
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    Wilder and Robb News Conference

    Sen. Robb and Gov. Wilder spoke to reporters after meeting to discuss the ongoing political “feud” between the two men. In recent weeks, media reports have publicized charges of ethical lapses made by the staffs of the two politicians.…

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  • Life and Career of L Douglas Wilder
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    Life and Career of L. Douglas Wilder

    Governor L. Douglas Wilder is the first elected African-American governor in United States history. His background includes distinguished service in the Army, a career in law, service as a Virginia…

    337 views
  • Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address
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    Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

    Governor Wilder delivered the state of the state address to the state legislature.

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  • Interview Governor Wilder
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    Interview: Governor Wilder

    Governor Wilder discussed his first months in office, the savings and loan situation, and other issues of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the National Governors' Association.

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  • Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner
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    Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner

    Governor Wilder addressed the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner sponsored by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

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  • Americas New Mainstream
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    America's New Mainstream

    The grandson of slaves, Mr. Wilder was the first black elected to a state Senate in 1969. In 1985, he was the highest ranking black elected state official as Virginia’s lieutenant governor. Then, on…

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