On Tuesday, the day before the start of the 2013 General Assembly session, a January Term class on “Virginia Politics and Government” met with Gov. Bob McDonnell in Richmond as part of a visit to the State Capitol.
The class, led by Ken Stroupe, associate director of the U.Va. Center for Politics, also visited the Civil Rights Memorial in Capitol Square honoring Barbara Johns and the students of Moton High School who led a walkout of the school in 1951 that eventually became one of the five lawsuits that were decided in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Earlier, as part of learning about Virginia’s era of Massive Resistance, the class had traveled to the Moton Museum in Farmville, and met with some of those who led the walkout more than 60 years ago.
For their final assignment, presented today, the students crafted their own legislative proposals targeting what each believes is a significant issue facing the Commonwealth.
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