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Attend a talk by historian Dr. Garrett-Scott on Jan. 12th

On the evening of January 12, the MW Library will host a Zoom talk by historian Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott, author of Banking on Freedom, a book in the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism series that features Maggie L. Walker.

Dr. Garrett-Scott teaches at the University of Mississippi. If her name sounds familiar, you may have read the Wall Street Journal article about Maggie Walker a couple months ago that mentioned Banking on Freedom. A free reading guide for the book is available from Columbia University Press. You can check out the book from the MW Library, the Richmond Public Library, the Library of Virginia, or if you’re affiliated with the University of Richmond, from their Boatwright Library as well.

MLWGS students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as alumni of the original Maggie L. Walker High School are welcome to attend! Please follow the registration link below. If you have any questions about this special event, please email Ms. DeGroat at wdegroat@gsgis.k12.va.us

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: FREE (registration required)

To reserve your spot, go to https://bit.ly/bankingonfreedom

Nonpartisan Resources for Understanding the Electoral College

In case you’re wondering about the 2020 timeline for the electoral college or are curious to learn more about the electoral college, here are some publications from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) which you may find useful. The CRS serves as nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and members of Congress, and their reports are well-organized, easy to understand, and freely available to the public via the CRS web site.

The Electoral College: A 2020 Presidential Election Timeline

The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections

Supreme Court Clarifies Rules for Electoral College

To look up the text or status of Congressional legislation referenced in these CRS publications or elsewhere, search Congress.gov.

For further research, consider consulting eBooks and articles in our library databases such as Gale eBooks, Gale in Context: U.S. History, Gale PowerSearch, Explora, and JSTOR. School logins for these resources and instructions for how to set up a personal MyJSTOR account are in the Resources folder of the Dragons Research group in Schoology.