RICHMOND - Virginians can commemorate the legendary Richmond Planet newspaper with a new special license plate.
Legislation introduced by Senator Joseph Morrissey and signed by Governor Glenn Youngkin authorized the issuance of the Richmond Planet license plate.
The plate honors the founding of America's oldest Black newspaper, which was started in Richmond by 13 former slaves. According to the Library of Virginia, "the Richmond Planet gained its well-deserved reputation as a proponent of racial equality and of rights for the African-American community."
"The Richmond Planet played an important role in the history of our country," said DMV Commissioner Gerald Lackey. "Now, Virginians have the opportunity to honor that history in a small way by displaying this license plate."
The new license plate costs $10 annually and is available to purchase at any DMV customer service center, DMV Connect, DMV Select office, or online.