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African-American history

John Mercer Langston rose to political prominence during and after Reconstruction. more

Nov 17, 2017 2:13 PM History

A western Henrico community founded by a former slave was home to generations of African-American entrepreneurs. more

Nov 6, 2017 9:00 AM Features

University of Richmond history professor Julian Hayter's new book, "The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia" tells a story that is both triumphant and achingly dispiriting. more

Nov 5, 2017 4:20 PM Sunday Story

A Field Studio documentary chronicles the life of former slave and renowned chef, bartender and entrepreneur John Dabney. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:02 PM Food News & Trends

Take time to talk with children about racism and social injustice. more

Oct 24, 2017 12:19 PM Living

Consultants and community participants gathered in Manchester on Saturday to focus on how to tell the story of the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail/Devil’s Half Acre site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Oct 21, 2017 9:35 PM News

The author of the best-selling novel “Hidden Figures” will be a featured speaker at this year’s James River Writers Conference. more

Sep 27, 2017 8:30 AM Arts

Artist Sonya Clark crafts stories with hair and cloth. more

Sep 17, 2017 6:30 AM Sunday Story

As restoration plans proceed, longtime volunteers seek assurance on their role in Richmond’s historic African-American cemeteries. more

Aug 8, 2017 9:04 AM NEWS & FEATURES

A long-debated, hotly anticipated memorial honoring groundbreaking African-American businesswoman, banker and Jackson Ward resident Maggie Walker will be unveiled Saturday. more

Jul 13, 2017 11:23 AM Arts

Evergreen and East End cemeteries are the focus of a community meeting. more

Jun 27, 2017 10:05 AM News

To bridge our divides, we must fully lay bare Shockoe Bottom's painful past. more

May 17, 2017 11:15 AM News

The results of Nate Young’s late-March stint as an artist in residence at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are on view through June 18 at its West Main Street gallery. more

May 15, 2017 10:50 AM Datebook

Scholar and author Erica Armstrong Dunbar's book "Never Caught" depicts a darker side of George Washington. more

Apr 21, 2017 3:00 PM Arts

The director of a new statewide program based in Richmond seeks to empower our community’s most vulnerable. more

Apr 16, 2017 6:30 AM Sunday Story 1 Comments

A North side neighborhood arose as an enclave for successful African-Americans. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:50 AM Special Addresses

Black Minds Matter events at VCU seek to promote discussion, education, empowerment and healing for people of color affected by racism. more

Mar 20, 2017 10:15 AM News

Speakers at the "Lumpkin's Jail Site Project" hearing called for a broader scope for memorializing Shockoe Bottom's slave trade history. more

Mar 8, 2017 8:30 AM News

What happened to the 10 bills we dog-eared at the beginning of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session? more

Feb 27, 2017 5:00 PM Politics

A new documentary examines the dynamic between the nation's founders who espoused liberty but kept slaves. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:03 PM Stage & Screen

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