In a review published in the New York Times on November 2, 1913, the critic Helen Bullis considers Mary Johnston‘s Hagar as both a novel and a tract on woman suffrage and women’s rights more generally.
In this press release, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sought to publicize the use of state-sanctioned violence and questionable legal stratagems to repress the protest movement against segregation in Danville. The press release refers to Danville Corporation Court Judge Archibald M. Aiken’s decision to invoke an 1859 statute that was written in response to John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry to indict three leaders of the movement on charges of “inspiring to incite the colored population of the State to acts of violence and war against the white population.” Aiken’s legal tactics would be criticized by the U.S. Department of Justice, but appeals did not produce results soon enough to help the Danville activists.
Published by the Big Stone Gap Post on November 20, 1918, “Flew on the Wings of Death to the Hills” reports on the horrors endured by communities in Southwest Virginia during the influenza pandemic of 1918 in the absence of adequate health care, food, and supplies.
In this obituary, published in the Alumni Bulletin of the University of Virginia in October 1915, the school’s librarian, John S. Patton, recalls the life and career of Henry Martin, the longtime head janitor and bell-ringer. Martin died in the early morning hours of October 6.
In this press release, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sought to publicize the use of state-sanctioned violence to repress peaceful protests against segregation in Danville. The city was the site of fervent protests through the early summer of 1963, with the SNCC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People all sending leaders to help organize and raise awareness. The legal resistance and violence deployed by white authorities like Danville Corporation Court Judge Archibald M. Aiken against protesters was ultimately successful in blocking gains for African Americans in the city.
In “Influenza Still Raging,” published by the Clinch Valley News on December 6, 1918, the editors warn that the risks of the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 remain. They report that there are hundreds of cases in nearby countries and sketch the many ways the virus could arrive in Tazewell.