New Book Documents the History of Virginia Union University

2248VIRGcvr.inddA new book authored by Raymond Pierre Hylton details the history of Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia. The book entitled, Virginia Union University, is only the third published history of the institution and the first available in general circulation since 1925. It has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the institution in 1865.

Dr. Hylton has been a full-time faculty member at Virginia Union University for more than 20 years, serving as chairperson of the department of history and political science for the last five years. He has also served as dean of Virginia Union’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Hylton earned master’s and doctoral degrees in history from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

A brief version of the history of Virginia Union University, written by Dr. Hylton, can be found here.

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