Museum designed with emotions in mind

WASHINGTON—They are heartbreakingly small, these rough-hewn iron shackles with openings that are just 2 1/2 inches in diameter. They are menacing, too, their five-pound bulk disturbingly heavy for the tiny wrists they confined. Despite their small size, they deliver a gut punch by summoning the horror and humanity of the slave trade in a way that no history textbook could ever do.

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George Washington Carver alumni leading effort for museum in historic black high school in Culpeper

The George Washington Carver Regional High School Association is leading an effort to establish a museum in the former library of the historic black school on U.S. 15 in Culpeper, and it’s an idea favored by county officials.

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Forsaken

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If you haven’t checked out the Library of Virginia’s website lately, you should! Featured on the site is Forsaken, the story of a young black servant, Virginia Christian, convicted of killing her white employer in 1912. Christian was the first female juvenile executed in Virginia by the electric chair. Intense, right?

Check out the digital bibliography here