Students On Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me: A Memoir

By John A. Stokes with Lois Wolfe and Herman J. Viola

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Told in Stokes’ own words, the story vividly conveys how his passion for learning helped set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history, resulting in the desegregation of schools in the United States.

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Useful Links for Virginia Taxes

Tax links

Aside from the federal taxes, residents also have to pay state taxes. Below are a few useful links that will help you prepare your Virginia state tax return.

Virginia Department of Taxation : Find forms and instructions for individuals and businesses.

Virginia Tax Rate Schedule and Tax Table : Taxes at a glance

Tax Table Calculator : Use this calculator to compute your Virginia tax amount based on your taxable income.

2010 Resident 760 : Resident Individual Income Tax Booklet

Ghost Girl

By Delia Ray

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Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her family's poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest.
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Virginia Fishing Guide

By Bob Gooch

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"Virginia Fishing Guide is the road map to both the obscure and the best-known places to fish in the Old Dominion."

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Gardenwalks: 101 of the Best Gardens from Maine to Virginia and Recommended Walks throughout the Country

By Marina Harrison

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A perfect companion for travel planning! Find lovely public gardens that will please a wide variety of tastes.

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Gardens and Landscapes of Virginia

By Richard Cheek

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The Garden Club of Virginia presents a photographic tour of some of the finest gardens in the state.
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Government Sources for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered how to get started with your research on business information, especially on how to start your own business, where to get facts and statistics from, etc.? Have you given up after a short while because it seems that the Web either does not provide what you need or that every single business resource costs money?
Well, there is another way to obtain business information right from the comfort of your home ... and for absolutely no fee!
This pathfinder will help you navigate selected United States Government Business Information Sources, regarded as the most credible and up-to-date information source in the ever-changing environment of the Web. Many users are not aware of the wealth of information that our government provides to the general public for free. But, admittedly, it can get quite confusing. With so many operating agencies it seems like an impossible task to track down exactly what you need.

The Wild Women of Lake Anna: A Bailey Fish Adventure

By Linda Salisbury

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Eleven-year-old Bailey Fish is abruptly sent to live with her grandmother in Virginia, but she gains courage from tales of her ancestral "wild women" and decides to become one too. J Fic Sal
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Virginia Landmarks of Black History: Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places

By Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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Lists 64 places of interest and tells of churches' and universities' contribution to black leadership in the state.

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Porter Exhibit: African American Trailblazers in Virginia History

October 5-30

The Library of Virginia, with support from Capital One, is pleased to honor eight distinguished Virginians as African American Trailblazers for their contributions to the state and nation. Through education, advocacy, entertainment, or armed rebellion, these individuals demonstrate how African Americans have actively campaigned for better lives for themselves and their people.

The honorees are Dangerfield Newby, Evelyn Butts, Amaza Meredith, Claudia Whitworth, Oliver White Hill, John Cephas, Edna Lewis, and Leland Melvin. Find out more about each trailblazer by visiting the Library of Virginia web site.