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This is the grave of Dolley Madison. Born in 1768 in the Quaker town of New Garden, North Carolina, Dolley Payne grew up in slaveholding luxury. When she was a child, many Quakers still held slaves. Her parents moved to Virginia when she was a child and she mostly grew up on her parents plantation. […]
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History through Virginia

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On June 20, 2019
So last weekend I was in Washington, D.C. to give a talk at a union conference and then I spent a couple days traveling through Virginia. That part of the trip was funded by grave donations and I assure you that I saw about 3 dozen of America’s most, uh, special people who will be […]
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