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It’s a newsworthy time to be a citizen of the Commonwealth! Enjoy the Winter issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine as we cover the issues of the day, big and small.
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid is characterized by his hope. Not an apathetic or ambiguous hope, but an active hope; a hope marked by a historic election into the Virginia General Assembly, his co-founding of the Richmond Crusade of Voters, and his continuing work to establish a strong voter base in his state.
"Well, you don't give up," Reid explained, followed by a chuckle. "You try to make the changes and you try to do it within the system. We knew that voting was the answer and because we were denied the right to vote, we would have to register as many blacks as we possibly could in order to beat the system. We thought the ballot was more effective than bullets. We had to beat the system within the system. The voter registration was the only way out. And fortunately with the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, we got them."