The Virginia Department of Historical Resources (DHR) has approved 15 new historical highway markers, many of them focusing on African-American and women’s history in Virginia.
Five of the fifteen markers were proposed by students during a historical marker contest. One marker in Hampton commemorates Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, a mathematician who worked for NASA and was featured in Hidden Figures. Johnson died at 101 earlier this year. Another marker, in Lynchburg, honors Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis; who was “one of the most influential women’s suffrage activists in Virginia,” according to the proposed sign text. Read More
For the first time in more than a decade, Native Americans have the opportunity to question presidential candidates on issues of importance to Indian Country. Read More
by Chuck Ross As a young lawyer in the 1980s, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren described herself as “American Indian” on a registration form for the State Bar of Texas, even though the 2020 presidential hopeful has scant Native American ancestry. The Washington Post obtained a form that Warren filled… Read More
President Donald Trump on Monday sparked outrage from the usual suspects, who called his “Pocahontas” taunt of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) insensitive, inappropriate or even racist. CNN commentator Angela Rye went a step further on Tuesday, arguing that it was somehow a slur against the iconic Indian princess. “Pocahontas in… Read More