In the spring of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King came to the University of Virginia and spoke at Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Magazine has an interesting article on a recent remembrance of this visit, which included addresses by MIT Professor Dr. Wesley Harris, then chairman of the local chapter of the Virginia Council on Human Relations and one of the few black students enrolled in the University at the time, political strategist – and DNC Vice Chair for Voter Registration and Participation – Donna Brazile, and UVa professor Paul Gaston. The same issue also discusses the history of women at the U. (Also a brief article on Easters, which I remember, sort of.)
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.