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New book looks at integration of N.Va. libraries

Patrons of Northern Virginia’s libraries take access to them for granted, but many of the facilities were for whites only until the late 1950s and early 1960s. Chris Barbuschak and Suzanne LaPierre, librarians in the Virginia Room at the City...

Editor’s Notebook: Crazy days in the battle to end segregation

Perhaps no surprise here: The year 1961 featured some big battles on the school-integration front, both locally and at the national level. So let's pop into the way-back machine and see what was going on. The Dec. 2, 1961, front page...

Editor’s Notebook: Another from the ‘swim in your own lane’ file

When, exactly, did local governments in Northern Virginia begin having their own foreign policies? Being the curmudgeonly crank (or cranky curmudgeon) that I am, I’m a little unnerved by the article penned by our own Brian Trompeter that notes the...

Arlington unveils school trail detailing desegregation effort

The Arlington County government and school systems have dedicated the “Stratford Commemorative Trail,” which describes the events leading up to the integration of what was then Stratford Junior High School in 1959. The trail also looks at efforts to integrate...

Anniversary of lunch-counter sit-ins to be marked

It was delayed a year due to the pandemic, but a commemoration marking the 1960 civil-rights sit-ins in Arlington is now beginning. The Arlington County government had planned to mark the 60th anniversary of sit-ins at Arlington lunch counters with...

Editor’s Notebook: Still #1 in our hearts

This one will separate the men from the boys when it comes to longevity in the, cough, “DMV.” And if you’ve been around the DMV long enough, you’d never be caught dead calling it the DMV. Blech! It was in...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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