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Jingo and Jaundice in Virginia History

July 2019 commenced a several-months’-long commemoration of the founding of Virginia’s Jamestown 400 years ago as “the first permanent English settlement in America,” according to website material (www.historicjamestowne.org). At the same time, the event intends to celebrate self-governance and democracy…. Read More ›

MEET A VIRGINIAN: Pocahontas

Pocahontas. The name resonates to–what? Mystery? History? John Rolfe? Disney? Elizabeth Warren? Born in Werowocomoco, Virginia, about 1596 as Matoaka and also known as Amonute, Pocohontas was a Native American known for her association with the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia…. Read More ›

Loving Pocahontas Day Redux

Editors’ Note: First published by VoxFairfax in June 2018, we are republishing this article in light of recent national events and their proximity to June 12, 1967, the date of a Supreme Court opinion striking down Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law.  Pocahontas… Read More ›