civil rights

The Kaine-Pence debate draws varied reactions as the university community savors its moment in the national spotlight. more

Oct 5, 2016 10:09 AM News

During LGBT History Month, Richmond advocates celebrate gains. more

Oct 4, 2016 8:43 AM History

In Richmond a half century ago, being gay or lesbian meant hiding in plain sight. more

Sep 21, 2016 8:30 AM History

The city says their homes are unsafe; they say the city just wants them out. more

Aug 5, 2016 12:00 PM Sunday Story

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

In libraries, attics and basements across the commonwealth, report cards, high school newspapers, yearbooks and other material from Virginia’s desegregation era lie forgotten. The DOVE project wants them. more

Jun 3, 2016 12:16 PM Education

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

From Sourcebook 2016: Finding health care can be challenging for the LGBT population in Richmond more

Feb 18, 2016 10:23 AM Health

From Sourcebook 2016: Moments in Richmond’s history that pushed the region forward more

Feb 16, 2016 12:01 PM

New initiative honors Rosa Parks, local African-American barrier breakers for Black History Month more

Feb 8, 2016 10:03 AM

Richie Pope hopes his illustration will pull the renowned civil rights leader out of the pages of history and into our present lives. more

Jan 18, 2016 1:59 PM Arts

Harry F. Byrd

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

A growing contingent of parents and students wants to strip the name of one of Virginia’s most notorious politicians from a Henrico County middle school. more

Nov 25, 2015 10:30 AM Education

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

Twenty-one years after the discovery of an old medical school well filled with the bones of men, women and children — most of them African-American — a descendant community grapples with how to right a wrong. more

Sep 8, 2015 3:01 PM Features 1 Comments

Scholar, activist, author to kick off VCU speaker series more

Sep 2, 2015 2:30 PM Education

The Jones administration will hold community meetings to gather ideas on how best to memorialize the Lumpkin’s Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Aug 13, 2015 5:44 PM News

In a changed city and media climate, The Richmond Free Press moves into a future without founder Ray Boone more

Aug 12, 2015 10:14 AM Features 2 Comments

Emancipation was not a magic wand. Enormous resistance greeted the incorporation of African-Americans into the national structure — in particular, its educational system. A new exhibit at the Library of Virginia explores this period in history. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:15 PM Arts

We asked city leaders and well-known Richmond personalities who else belongs on Monument Avenue; here are their suggestions. more

Jun 30, 2015 12:00 AM 2 Comments

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