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At 90 years old, a former Virginia lawmaker continues voter registration efforts

At 90 years old, a former Virginia lawmaker continues voter registration efforts (Image 1) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

A living legend was honored in Roanoke on Saturday. A special event was held at Hotel Roanoke recognizing William Ferguson Reid. Dr. Reid was the first African-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly in the twentieth century.

In March of this year, Reid celebrated his 90th birthday. In an effort to continue his long history of expanding voters' rights, people are taking part in a campaign called "90 for 90." The goal is to register new voters for the election. People across the state are working to register 90 new voters in each of Virginia's precincts.