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Civil rights champions are honored on Capitol grounds (access required)

Half a century after black schoolchildren and civil rights champions struggled to desegregate Virginia’s schools, statues honoring them desegregated the state Capitol grounds. Thousands of people crowded Capitol Square in 95-degree heat last week for the dedication of the civil rights monument alongside those of Confederate icons. The Capitol a few steps away was once the seat ...

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