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" March 12, 2018 Podcast with C'ville Radio Personality Coy Barefoot 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.
Mt. Olive School, Pulaski, about 1948. (Corbin v. County School Board of Pulaski County, National Archives at Philadelphia)