Book Talk with Michael Lee Pope | The Byrd Machine in Virginia

Join us for a lunchtime book talk as award-winning journalist and author Michael Lee Pope details the rise and fall of the last major political machine in the commonwealth in his book “The Byrd Machine in Virginia: The Rise and Fall of a Conservative Political Organization.” The Byrd Machine ran Virginia politics for more than half a century. This political organization rose to power during the era of Jim Crow, wielding power and influence over everything—from who got the nod to be governor to how the state maintained racial segregation. The nadir of its era was massive resistance, a move to close public schools rather than integrate them.

Contact Ashley Ramey Craig at [email protected] or 804.692.3001 for more information. This talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Limited free parking is available underneath the Library at 800 East Broad Street.

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Library of Virginia

June 11, 2022

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