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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion


Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.

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Can We Recover? Part 4
The study of history is difficult enough, but acknowledging our own personal history can really cause discomfort. Yet we can’t run from history. Halfway through the January program I attended on integration of public schools in Middlesex County, it hit me there were few white natives present.

02.20.2019

Can We Recover? Part 3
imageThe last speaker on the panel during the program on integrating area public schools presented in Saluda last month was the upbeat Anthony Green. The second of three sons of Dr. Calvin Green, the man who had initiated the lawsuit “Green v. New Kent County,” Anthony’s pleasant demeanor and positive message immediately lifted my spirits.

02.11.2019

Can We Recover? Part 2
My husband Chip asked me last week why talk about past pain that area citizens suffered. Because the only way for us to recover from it is to acknowledge it, I responded. After the film “Green v. New Kent County” that was shown earlier this month at the Middlesex Historic Courthouse in Saluda, a panel was introduced…

01.30.2019

Can We Recover? Part 1
imageSeldom have I been so upset at hearing what my fellow Americans relate as I was this month. But I was on the verge of tears as a panel of elderly area blacks recounted a few weeks ago at the Middlesex Historical Courthouse in Saluda their memories of integration of area public schools.

01.28.2019

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