Cover Story May 2021

May 2021 History Hidden in the Walls Edwin Washington Project depicts history of rural Black education What we know about Edwin Washington is that he wanted to learn. We don’t know much else about him. But we know he longed to learn, and that is enough. In June 1867,...

Cover Story 2 February 2021

February 2021 The Legacy of Rosenwald Schools FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailCopy LinkSMSPrintFriendly Maxine Nowlin’s brother, Maurice Darden, is in this photograph of a classroom in the original Rosenwald school in Courtland, Va.PHOTOS BY LAURA EMERY  A story of...

Cover Story February 2021

February 2021 The School on the Hill Achieving a vision for the future while respecting the past After more than 60 years, Delores Nash-Hicks was back in fourth grade, and she could not have been more delighted. Her old classroom in the Campbell County Training School...

Cover Story January 2021

January 2021 The Onley Community Health Center is a low-slung brick building with a green awning and roof, tucked just off U.S. 13 on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The center is one of five operated by Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc. for roughly 31,000 patients...

Cover Story October 2020

October 2020       Digging in the Dirt The peanut business in Virginia is all it’s cracked up to be, and more Chris Parker is checking to see if there is money underground. He leans over a small plant and brushes aside its lush, feather-like leaves. Reaching under it,...

Cover Story September 2020

September 2020       Stable of Hopes and Dreams At a Maryland therapeutic riding center, breakthroughs come one gait at a time What really lifts Kimberly Hopkins’ spirits is when she thinks about a young woman who spoke her first words astride a well-mannered quarter...