RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - February is Black History Month, and if you’ve been watching the news in recent weeks, race has dominated the headlines - with Virginia at the center of it all.
On Wednesday, NBC12 took an in-depth look at the issues, including the blackface photos that triggered the crisis at the Capitol as well as the history of race and racism in Virginia.
- Corey D.B. Walker, a visiting professor at the University of Richmond. His expertise lies in race and public life, African American history and culture, and the intersection of race, culture and contemporary politics.
- Dr. Brandi Thompson Summers, an assistant professor of African American Studies at VCU. Summers is also the associate executive director for the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation.
- Ned Oliver, a journalist at the Virginia Mercury who has been following the situation in Virginia since the beginning.
In addition to asking questions on Facebook Live during Digital Dialogues, you can observe conversations on the NBC12 news app as well as our channels on Roku and Amazon Fire.
- ‘We need to help him grow, learn’: Groups support Northam staying governor
- Historian sheds light on Northam’s ‘indentured servant’ comments
- Gov. Northam says it’s not him in racist photo, will not resign
- Virginia Senate majority leader was editor of VMI yearbook with blackface photos
- ‘Virginia is for losers’: New York Post cover calls out state political leaders
- Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface at a college party in 1980
- University of Richmond: Racist photos in yearbook are ‘repulsive’
- ‘Love is going to win the day’: Sen. urges Virginia to move forward