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VaNews for Viola Baskerville

Plaque rules create an issue

By CHELYEN DAVIS, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Among all the photographs, plaques and statues in Virginia's Capitol, none mentions the more than 100 black men who served as legislators there during Reconstruction. Now two black lawmakers have resolutions that would call for the installation of a plaque to honor the men.

VaNews February 25, 2012

Bid to honor Va.'s black political pioneers hits snag

By KRISTEN GREEN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

When Viola Baskerville was a delegate, she learned that just after the Civil War, African-Americans served in Virginia's 1867-68 constitutional convention and as legislators for nearly 40 years during Reconstruction.

VaNews February 17, 2012