1. In this video, Lauranett Lee, Curator of African American History, discusses the A. D. Price Funeral Establishment, one of the oldest African American-owned businesses in Virginia. The hearse is an example of the many black-owned businesses that flourished during a time when segregation kept African Americans from patronizing white businesses.

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  2. In this video Program Coordinator, Caroline Legros discusses the abduction of Pocahontas in the Virginia Historical Society's long term exhibition, The Story of Virginia.

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  3. This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two wooden-hulled U.S. warships at Hampton Roads. This battle revolutionized naval warfare by proving that wooden vessels were obsolete against ironclads. The next day the Union's first ironclad—the USS Monitor—arrived and fought the Virginia to a draw, ensuring the safety of the Union blockade fleet.

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  4. In this video, VHS Security Officer Al Johnson, discusses the civil rights movement in Virginia in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience."

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  5. This video discusses the Civil War in Virginia. The video focuses on some of the major battles, generals, and themes of the Civil War in Virginia

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