Few public places evoke the triumphs and tragedies of America’s evolution quite like Virginia’s State Capitol. The Bill of Rights was followed by secession from the Union. Elected officials fought school desegregation with Massive Resistance, but Douglas Wilder triumphed as governor. Virginia Indians suffered under the Racial Integrity Act, but later received official recognition. The state resisted women’s suffrage, but Mary Sue Terry became attorney general. Memorials are dedicated to Virginia’s Founding Fathers, Civil Rights pioneers, Virginia Indians, and trailblazing women.
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