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VCU Libraries’ Freedom Now Project to air on PBS history program

More than 250 photographs from VCU’s collection document civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia, and how people responded to the protesters.

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Leroy M. Bray Jr. being arrested for trespassing on Feb. 22 1960. [View Image]

‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34

A new book, written by VCU and Virginia Union University professors, tells the story of the VUU students who took a stand during the civil rights movement.

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A Santa Muerte altar in Oaxaca, Mexico. [View Image]

Q&A: Why folk saint Santa Muerte should be considered the ‘matron saint of the Mexican drug war’

A new paper by VCU professor R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., and University of Alberta professor Kate Kingsbury, Ph.D., reveals the death deity is venerated by both sides of the drug war.

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VCU School of Education launches center focused on K-12 STEM education

The Center for Innovation in STEM Education will focus on serving underrepresented populations in Richmond-area school districts.

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Keith Knight delivered this year's VCU Libraries' Black History Month Lecture. (Julia Rendleman, University Marketing) [View Image]

Comic artist combines autobiographical comics and social commentary to examine racial inequality.

Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight used humor to address serious issues in his cartoon slideshow “Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy,” on Tuesday.

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    Q&A: Why folk saint Santa Muerte should be considered the ‘matron saint of the Mexican drug war’
    A new paper by VCU professor R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., and University of Alberta professor Kate Kingsbury, Ph.D., reveals the death deity is venerated by both sides of the drug war.
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    Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU expands traumatic brain injury program
    Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has received $2.9 million in community support to develop a center to enhance and expand pediatric traumatic brain injury clinical services and research.
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    ‘Zenith,’ VCUarts 2020 fashion show, will feature many firsts
    The show will include original music and garments for a variety of body types.
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    Leroy M. Bray Jr. being arrested for trespassing on Feb. 22 1960.
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    ‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34
    A new book, written by VCU and Virginia Union University professors, tells the story of the VUU students who took a stand during the civil rights movement.
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    Activism, equity, basketball: Charles McLeod and the start of VCU’s first black student organization
    50 years after he and classmates formed Students for Afro-American Philosophy, McLeod — VCU’s first black basketball player — reflects on why he fought for change.
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    VCU Libraries’ Freedom Now Project to air on PBS history program
    More than 250 photographs from VCU’s collection document civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia, and how people responded to the protesters.
Q&A: Why folk saint Santa Muerte should be considered the ‘matron saint of the Mexican drug war’ [View Image] Research

Q&A: Why folk saint Santa Muerte should be considered the ‘matron saint of the Mexican drug war’

A new paper by VCU professor R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., and University of Alberta professor Kate Kingsbury, Ph.D., reveals the death deity is venerated by both sides of the drug war.

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU expands traumatic brain injury program [View Image] Health

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU expands traumatic brain injury program

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has received $2.9 million in community support to develop a center to enhance and expand pediatric traumatic brain injury clinical services and research.

‘Zenith,’ VCUarts 2020 fashion show, will feature many firsts [View Image] Students

‘Zenith,’ VCUarts 2020 fashion show, will feature many firsts

The show will include original music and garments for a variety of body types.

‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34 [View Image] Faculty and staff

‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34

A new book, written by VCU and Virginia Union University professors, tells the story of the VUU students who took a stand during the civil rights movement.

Activism, equity, basketball: Charles McLeod and the start of VCU’s first black student organization [View Image] Alumni

Activism, equity, basketball: Charles McLeod and the start of VCU’s first black student organization

50 years after he and classmates formed Students for Afro-American Philosophy, McLeod — VCU’s first black basketball player — reflects on why he fought for change.

VCU Libraries’ Freedom Now Project to air on PBS history program [View Image] Community

VCU Libraries’ Freedom Now Project to air on PBS history program

More than 250 photographs from VCU’s collection document civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia, and how people responded to the protesters.

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