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This Week in Virginia History

Sure, Virginia history includes big moments, big battles, and big names. But the richer history is made up of smaller events — the disenfranchised, the nonconformists, and just regular people making Virginia history. Week in, week out across centuries.

This Week in Virginia History explores those stories, curated and written by Miranda Burnett, currently hosted by Alana Bittner, and culled from the vast archives at Encyclopedia Virginia.

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12/6/22

Week of December 6: The Murder of Daniel Park

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11/29/22

Week of November 29: James Lafayette Petitions for his Freedom

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11/22/22

Week of November 22: The Demise of Richmond's Electric Streetcars

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11/15/22

Week of November 15: Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

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11/8/22

Week of November 8: Lord Dunmore's Proclamation of Freedom

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11/1/22

Week of November 1: Virginia opens public schools

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10/25/22

Week of October 25: the resignation of John B. Eastham

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10/18/22

Week of October 18: Irene Morgan defies segregation laws

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10/11/22

Week of October 11: The opening of the largest hospital in the south

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10/4/22

Week of October 4: The escape of George and Rebecca Latimer

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9/27/22

Week of September 27: Eyre Crowe publishes images of slavery

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9/21/22

Week of September 21: The lynching of Thomas Smith

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9/13/22

Week of September 13: The Gloucester County Conspiracy

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9/6/22

Week of September 6: The Monticello Wine Company disaster

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8/16/22

Week of August 16: Virginia gets a new governor

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8/9/22

Week of August 9: The Sabotage at City Point

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8/3/22

Week of August 3: Booker T. Washington at the Jamestown Exposition

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7/26/22

Week of July 26: The birth of a civil rights icon

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7/25/22

BONUS: Cville Puzzle Hunt episode

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7/19/22

Week of July 19: The death of a woman of firsts

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7/12/22

Week of July 12: General Pope’s short sojourn in Culpeper County

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7/5/22

Week of July 5: The Witch of Pungo condemned to a ducking

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6/21/22

Week of June 21: The Tenth President Turned Traitor

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6/14/22

Week of June 14: Caroline Preston Davis broke an educational barrier

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6/7/22

Week of June 7: Williamsburg became the capital of Virginia

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5/31/22

Week of May 31: Catherine Foster was persecuted by UVA students

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5/24/22

Week of May 24: A Virginia Civil Rights Leader was arrested

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5/17/22

Week of May 17: The Hillsville Massacrer gets his due

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5/10/22

Week of May 10: The Siren of the Shenandoah was captured at sea

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5/3/22

Week of May 3: Murder on the steps of justice

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