I first learned about William Mahone and the Readjuster Party from your book, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater.” It’s progress to see this important piece of history added to the SOLs draft, and hope it makes it to the final draft. It makes a great lesson of cooperation and inclusion for students and all the rest of us. Frankly, I have a little extra skin in the game as I have a biracial granddaughter growing up in Virginia.

I have no doubt your op-ed played a role in the Board’s decision. Well done.

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