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Worn out by fighting with Virginia's stubborn General Assembly for a greater commitment to public education, Joseph Eggleston begins his six-year tenure as president... Learn More
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A teacher in shirtsleeves explains engineering principles in a series of intricate drawings on a blackboardTwo Black students purchase books for classes at Northern Virginia Technical CollegeTwo young white men deconstruct packing crates with tools while an older man in suit and tie looks onTeacher in jacket and tie points to a transistor radio board in 1965 while teaching three students in the electronics programTeacher in shirt and tie instructs a Black student in the use of a drafting machineNewspaper page featuring articles and photographs of the new Northern Virginia Technical CollegeBucolic scene of George Washigtion overseeing his farm hands at Mount VernonGeorge Washington and a white hunting comrade being served refreshments by Martha Washington and her two children while two enslaved laborers look onSatellite view of the convergence of rivers into the Hampton Roads harborLow slung modern buildings of Roanoke Technical Institute with mountains in the distanceBlack yearbook cover with silver title, year, and logo for the school that includes depictions of technical instruments, symbols, and books

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Richmond during the Colonial Period

Richmond was the most prominent of the towns that emerged at the fall line of the James River during Virginia’s colonial period. As early as 1608, the English settlers eyed a community near the seven-mile-long series...

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