We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War, American colleges and universities are still grappling with the specter of slavery and the legacy of the Confederacy. Virginia’s Washington and Lee University recently announced that, starting in 2016, classes will not be held on Martin Luther King Day, a response to lobbying from a committee of black students. Kojo examines the ways in which long-established academic institutions acknowledge and reconcile their deep, and sometimes divisive, histories.
- Jody Allen Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Co-chair of The Lemon Project, College of William and Mary
- Brandon Hicks Student, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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