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April 21, 2018

Author and Former Journalist Margaret Edds to Speak in West Point

“Once again, students are pointing the moral direction for the country, and it’s interesting to be able to look back at (the) West Point 29 and see what they contributed and accomplished. It gives you hope that the students who are demonstrating today will be able to see more results.” Read More

April 17, 2018

Author Opinion: "A Case for Integration"

"Style Weekly" opinion piece advocating school and housing integration. Read here.

March 12, 2018

Podcast with C'ville Radio Personality Coy Barefoot

Listen to the interview with Margaret.

March 11, 2018

Author Op-Ed in Virginian Pilot

History Shows that Teenagers Can Change the World

CAN A GROUP of teenagers fed up with injustice and the frozen mindset of antediluvian elders change America?

Why, yes, they can. Because once they did. Read More

February 15, 2018

The New Journal and Guide

While they did not carry carry guns or plot insurrections, Attorneys Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson were two Black Virginians who fought their battles in the local, state and federal courtrooms when the nation was at war and at peace. Their efforts  did not extract blood or cause death, but  their battles were just as brutal and demanding of their talents. . .Read more.

February 06, 2018

Style Magazine Article on "We Face the Dawn"

"What they (Hill and Robinson) persevered through was huge and they kept going without bitterness," Edds marvels. "They fought relentlessly for the cause without losing faith in humanity or hating the work." Read more.

February 04, 2018

Author Op-Ed in Roanoke Times

In April 1943, just months before his induction into the U. S. Army, Hill wrote a revealing letter to Lelia Pentecost, his surrogate mother, in Roanoke. “The good white folks and I are still having a great time, but it looks like they are going to clip my wings for awhile,” began Hill with jaunty good humor, describing his pending entry to World War II.

Then, the 35-year-old Richmond attorney, already emerging as one of the giants in the legal battle to undo racial apartheid in the United States, turned sober.  Read more.

February 04, 2019

Book Excerpt in Richmond Magazine

An excerpt from Margaret Edds’ new nonfiction book, the story of a fledgling black attorney at the jumping-off point of a legendary civil rights career alongside other titans of the movement.  Read more.

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Mt. Olive School, Pulaski, about 1948. (Corbin v. County School Board of Pulaski County, National Archives at Philadelphia)