Lobby Day in Virginia: The Peaceful Protest That Wasn’t

Virginia Capitol Building — Wikimedia/Creative Commons/Public Domain

The weekend leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day always the worst of us waving confederate flags and holding hate rallies all over the country. Many states and municipalities have designated holidays throughout the weekend as well. Held to celebrate various Confederate “heroes” and the Confederacy itself; part of a long-running effort to minimize Black folks’ struggles, Black…