The Richmond Crusade for Voters (RCV) was founded in 1956 with the goal of increasing African American participation in the city's political process. The RCV has been the longest serving Civil Rights organization in Richmond history. "Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters" is the first published biography of the organization. It contains over 150 images and tells the story of the organization and the history of political race relations in Richmond. Published in July of this year, the book was compiled and written by Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews, a member of the Richmond Crusade for Voters and professor of education and leadership at VCU.The book is available in local book stores and HERE.
Dr. Matthews was recently interviewed about the book on Chanel 8 News.