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Local Civil War Story Told by Don Hakenson

Civil War history told for the Mount Vernon Regional Historical Society.

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‘Telling Our Stories’ in Alexandria

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery is the first Virginia site added to African American Civil Rights Network

They were fleeing the bondage of slavery.

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Mask Penalty Indoors, Side-Eye Outdoors

State Senate approves civil penalty indoors, City Council ditches fines outdoors.

Not wearing a mask indoors might get you a $500 fine from the Commonwealth of Virginia, although failing to wear on the sidewalk outside will get you just a side-eye from the City of Alexandria.

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Civil War History Told Through the Relics

Local historian is turning his collection and homegrown war lore into a book.

Civil War relics on display at winery.

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Women’s Work in Alexandria

Fort Ward highlights women’s role in the Civil War.

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Opinion: Commentary: Changing Images of Virginia

On the east side of Capitol Square near the Executive Mansion in Richmond is the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial featuring 16-year-old Barbara Johns who led the student walkout that resulted in a civil rights case before the Supreme Court as part of Brown v. Board of Education that found racially-segregated schools to be unconstitutional.

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Not So Quiet Along the Potomac

The Union Army and the 1st Year of the Civil War in Montgomery and Frederick Counties

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Christmas in Camp in Alexandria

Fort Ward reenacts Civil War Christmas.

Fort Ward Christmas

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‘We Have Much to Learn from History’

Remembrance ceremony at Ox Hill Battlefield Park.

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Opinion: Commentary: John Lewis Legacy

The body of John Lewis will be laid to rest this week, but the legacy of his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement will live on.

Opinion: Commentary: Moving the Needle on Justice

59 racial justice priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session

As we know, Covid-19 did not create the systematic failings and inequities of our civil justice system and social safety net.

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Bringing Civil War History and Nature Together in Arlington

A walk in the woods.

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Opinion: Commentary: The Glory That Was Greece

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The Other Alexandria: Coming Home to Old Alexandria

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Statues for Benedict Arnold

I'm a history buff and have read many books about the Civil War in order to understand events surrounding that tragedy.

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