The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) will be hosting the second annual event honoring Barbara Johns on April 23, 2017. In addition to the event, there will also be a Barbara Johns essay contest for high school students. It is the hope that involvement in the contest will expose students to the history of Barbara Johns and let them know that their voices can be heard and make a difference.
If you, or anyone you know, are involved in your local school district, the education community, or even have high school-aged children and family members, we ask for your help in spreading the contest flyer.
- Barbara Johns Day: Designating April 23, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as Barbara Johns Day in Virginia. Passed in the General Assembly of Virginia 2017, click here.