Buchanan County Public Library

Mari Julienne, Brent Tarter, and Barbara C. Batson shared a Zoom presentation on We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia.  It was recorded on May 27th 2021 beginning at 6pm with Library Director Sherry J Bright.  This presentation expanded on the traveling exhibit on display at the library until June 19th an included information on Buchanan County and Southwest Virginia.  To watch the recording click here.

  • Mari Julienne earned her history degree at James Madison University and her master’s in public history at the University of South Carolina. She has worked at the Library of Virginia since 1999, primarily as an editor of the Library’s ongoing Dictionary of Virginia Biography She is the co-curator of the Library’s exhibition and book on the suffrage campaign in Virginia.


  • Brent Tarter did his graduate work at the University of Virginia and was a documentary editor for the Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission from 1974 to 1982 and a senior editor at the Library of Virginia from 1982 to 2010. He is also a founding editor of the Library of Virginia’s Dictionary of Virginia Biography project, and a co-founder of the annual Virginia Forum.


  • Barbara C. Batson has been the exhibitions coordinator at the Library of Virginia since 1997. She received her degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia. She is the co-curator for the LVA’s current exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginiaand is a co-author of the book The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia. 

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