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  • August 21, 2018

    On October 1, 1872, Richmond’s Central School opened with 11 teachers and approximately 600 students – all of them white in a school system that was segregated racially from the start. Richmond and other Virginia localities did not have

  • August 13, 2018

    Join us this Saturday for a Book Talk with Michael Hardy. Mr. Hardy was kind enough to answer a couple questions ahead

  • July 27, 2018

    By John Coski, Museum Historian

    What did an African-American spy for the Union working in Jefferson Davis’s Confederate executive mansion, a young African-American boy who lived in the mansion in 1864-1865, and the youngest daughter of

  • July 24, 2018

    By Cathy Wright, Curator

    On a recent June morning, ACWM Collections department staff traveled to a textile conservator’s studio to pick up and drop off some of the Museum’s flags. Collections staff have been making this

  • July 19, 2018

    By John Coski, Museum Historian

    “So many battle-fields of the Civil War bear double names that we cannot believe the duplication has been accidental,” wrote former Confederate general Daniel Harvey Hill in his 1880s

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