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The Racist Roots of Felony Disenfranchisement in Virginia

Black History Month ends today, but racial injustices persist and remain a pervasive part of Black lives and Black experiences in America. It is important to take a long hard look at the history we carry and examine systems of racial oppression and how they manifest in modern-day Virginia.

February 28, 2020 Voting Rights