African-American history

The city is moving forward with the commemoration of the Lumpkin’s Jail site, Mayor Dwight C. Jones told a crowd of several hundred onlookers gathered in Shockoe Bottom on Monday morning for a kickoff ceremony. more

Oct 10, 2016 6:15 PM News

The founders of Black History Month meet in Richmond from Oct. 5-9 and honor its sites of African-American history. more

Oct 3, 2016 2:38 PM Datebook

Work on a statue honoring trailblazer Maggie Walker gets underway downtown. more

Sep 29, 2016 6:10 PM News

One of the nation’s preeminent black history scholars, the granddaughter of a slave, shares details about her family’s Richmond roots. more

Sep 21, 2016 9:00 AM Datebook

The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 2 of 3): As Richmond’s most prominent black lodge, the Eggleston Hotel was a refuge for African-American travelers. Now, a new Jackson Ward development will ensure that its legacy lives on. more

Aug 29, 2016 10:25 AM Features

A brief history of public housing in Richmond more

Jul 28, 2016 10:34 AM Features

Raymond Patton, a Petersburg High School educator and girls basketball coach, is teaming with Richmond filmmaker Derek Wright to explore the black barbershop experience. more

Jul 22, 2016 4:00 PM Stage & Screen

Come share a meal and have that conversation with others who don't share your experience. more

Jul 14, 2016 9:45 AM NEWS & FEATURES

Richmond native and acclaimed photographer LeRoy Henderson’s images provoke, inspire and reflect who we really are. more

Jul 10, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 1 of 3): From his father’s storefront, civil rights activist James E. Jackson Jr. saw the plight of exploited black workers and his community’s stand against racism — both touchstones for his life’s work. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:46 PM Features

"I don't enjoy fist-raising political work," artist Kehinde Wiley told the sellout crowd at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Leslie Cheek Theater on Friday night. "My work, my passion, comes from a small gray area where we are all indicted." more

Jun 11, 2016 9:15 AM Galleries

The exhibition of African-American artist Kehinde Wiley opens June 11 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This isn't a show you breeze through, and it won't go without some things to think about. more

Jun 8, 2016 4:13 PM Galleries

The Ward's revival: One of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods is once again getting the respect it deserves more

May 18, 2016 2:04 PM NEWS & FEATURES

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia's long effort to renew the armory of the First Battalion Virginia Volunteers culminates in an opening weekend. more

May 3, 2016 5:14 PM Galleries

Wyatt Tee Walker, a champion of civil rights and human rights, a pastor and theologian, was honored in January with a scholarship luncheon and a community worship service. more

Mar 14, 2016 12:45 PM Living

Willie Dell spoke up and spoke out for the city's marginalized and underprivileged. But the 1977 tide that brought her into office went out by 1982. She afterward championed for the elderly and became a missionary in Haiti. more

Mar 7, 2016 4:57 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Planned as a three-day festival in May, "Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future” aims to unify the community and bolster the historic neighborhood's resurgence through the power of art. more

Feb 25, 2016 6:05 PM Datebook

‘At the end of the day, it has to be about the entire city’ more

Feb 7, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story 4 Comments


Photo by John Henley

The anticipated late-January opening of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia comes and goes. more

Feb 1, 2016 3:00 PM News

Sourcebook 2016 editor Samantha Willis introduces the issue and shares a sneak peek inside more

Jan 26, 2016 2:36 PM

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