Tag: Virginia

Katherine Johnson at NASA

Virginia School Named After Confederate Soldier Will Now Be Renamed To Honor NASA’s Legendary Black Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Sidney Lanier Middle School in Fairfax County will no longer be named after the private who served in the Confederate army. On Friday, June 4, the school announced it will now be known as Katherine Johnson Middle School — the Black NASA mathematician who, along with three other Black women,…

Loudoun County

Loudoun County’s Public Schools Introduce LGBTQ Books, Some Parents Revolt

In Virginia, Loudoun County introduced “diverse classroom libraries” at the start of the school year in elementary and high schools with books about LGBTQ people to increase students’ understanding and improve diversity and inclusion. To activists, it was a victory. For some parents, the books about LGBTQ people are “sexual…

Charlottesville Killer Faces Second Life Sentence

James Alex Fields Jr. is the infamous killer who drove his car into a crowd of peaceful anti-racism protestors at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and wounding dozens of others on August 12, 2017. He has already been sentenced to life on 29 federal hate crime…