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Virginia Capitol Connections, Summer 2022 30 One of Francis Glasgow’s white sons, Arthur Glasgow, became a wealthy gas engineer and through his will wanted to benefit any grandchildren of Francis Glasgow, none of the estate was given to Francis Glasgow’s African American relatives. Arthur Glasgow set up a trust fund containing $125 million to Virginia Commonwealth University. Honor Winfree says she believes that her sister Hope and herself are the last members of the Glasgow family. Honor Winfree Benson is a Richmond native, and former teacher. In Cast by Iron, Benson shed light on the family secret that she is the great-great niece of Ellen Glasgow, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author famous for her writing on relationships such as The Deliverance. Glasgow passed away with the secret of having African American relatives, an untold story that Honor Winfree Benson discusses as well as the racial ties within the Glasgow family. Ellen Glasgow’s father, Francis Thomas Glasgow, who was the manager for Tredegar Iron Works, had an affair with Emma Jackson, who was a maid that came from the Pamunkey Indian reservation. Through the affair Jackson and Francis Glasgow produced two sons, however William Winfree was the only one to have children. Francis Glasgow sent his African American sons to live with Mary Winfree, a Black woman. Although he sent his This is the history book you were never taught By JASMYN TAYLOR children away to protect his secret, he saw his children regularly and provided financial support. Ellen Glasgow also met with her half siblings before and after her fathers’ death. Cast By Iron, a dramatic and honest story based on the family members of Honor Winfree Benson. In this book she dives through her family’s history as she discovered it, she highlights key family members and their accomplishments. She discusses the work by her father, Hugh A. Winfree Jr., an exceptional artist who went to Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., during 1950. This book discusses lineage, love, and even the mystery that was her family’s identity. She also includes artwork, pictures, documents that proves her story and her family’s story. Jasmyn Taylor is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and has a minor in Spanish. Taylor plans to attend law school with the hope of improving policy geared toward minorities. The Billion Dollar Hole Deficit challenge faces new governor, legislature Winter 2002 Summer 1999 Every seat is up for grabs! EL E C T I O N S 1999 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CAPITOL CONNECTIONS Q U A R T E R L Y M A G A Z I N E Spring 1998 CAPITOL CONNECTIONS Q U A R T E R L Y M A G A Z I N E Winter 1999 “Take the Money and run” —American Dictum VI R G I N I A Q U A R T E R L Y M A G A Z I N E NEXT ROUND The Can Virginia map a path forward on guns? Fall 2019 INSIDE Guns • Elections • Race Chris OBrion Covers Below are a few Chris’ favorite covers from all he designed for Virginia Capitol Connections over the last 25 years. V