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    Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Arrival of First Africans in Virginia in 1619

    Norfolk State University professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander discussed the history of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. In August 1619, colonist John Rolfe recorded that “20 and…

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    Massive Resistance, Panel 3

    A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court…