Category: Civics Education

What is Juneteenth?

Why did neither slavery nor the Civil War end at Appomattox Courthouse? Why did Lincoln’s hand shake as he signed the Emancipation Proclamation? What is Juneteenth and how has it evolved? Who celebrates it and will it become a national holiday? The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, in partnership with Williamsburg Regional Library, invites the…

Book club book cover: Democracy in One Book or Less

Book Club !

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 4:30 pm Our local League Book Club goal will hold quarterly book club meetings, eventually hopefully in-person. Our next meeting will now be on Zoom. The Washington Post says that DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS by David Litt “brings Dave Barry-style humor to an illuminating book on what is wrong…