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African-American history

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 Field Notes: Politics Blog

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

The last installation of our series featured workshops that laid bare Richmond's transgenerational racial trauma, offered steps toward healing and taught us the meaning of true diversity. more

Feb 10, 2017 2:40 PM NEWS & FEATURES

Black History Museum Director Tasha Chamber's shares BHMVA’s 2017 programming plans and priorities. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:06 PM Galleries

Some of Richmond's most brilliant minds converged at the second portion of the Unmasking series and examined how race filters into many aspects of the city's past and present. more

Jan 13, 2017 4:32 PM NEWS & FEATURES

In her near-century of life, Jackson has been a writer, editor, activist and tireless freedom fighter. more

Nov 22, 2016 8:30 AM Features

Photographer and lifelong Richmonder Earle P. Taylor is the subject of a recent painting and a small exhibition at Pine Camp Cultural Arts & Community Center. more

Nov 16, 2016 3:03 PM Galleries

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

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