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

May 17, 2017 11:15 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

A monument in the works for Brown’s Island celebrates emancipation and honors the struggle for equality. more

Mar 6, 2017 11:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES

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

A community group continues to challenge city plans for the proper commemoration of Richmond's slave trade history. more

Oct 4, 2016 4:11 PM News

Artist, educator and human rights activist Yewande Austin empowers the most vulnerable among us and inspires the next generation of Richmond leaders. more

Sep 4, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

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

The Elegba Folklore Society’s “Juneteenth 2016, A Freedom Celebration” will be held Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18. more

Jun 15, 2016 9:55 AM Datebook

What should be done with the remains of these unknown 19th-century Richmonders, found in a well on VCU's campus 22 years ago? more

Jun 5, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story 1 Comments

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

Feb 16, 2016 12:01 PM

Richmonders want a physical site that recognizes the city’s long overlooked role in the domestic slave trade and its implications. But when and where will they finally receive it? more

Jan 26, 2016 12:29 PM Features

The roots and rise of gospel music in Richmond more

Jan 18, 2016 12:27 PM Features 2 Comments

How saving old buildings and places moves us into the future more

Jan 3, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

January 2016 editor's letter by Susan J. Winiecki, Richmond magazine's associate publisher and editorial director more

Dec 28, 2015 4:37 PM NEWS & FEATURES

Ana Edwards

Photo by Mark Robinson

Speakers at a Thursday afternoon press conference, organized by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, touted an alternative proposal to memorialize Shockoe Bottom’s slave-trading history that expands beyond the Lumpkin’s Jail site. more

Dec 10, 2015 3:30 PM News

A new report compiles input from the "Richmond Speaks" community meeting series held in September and October on the future of the Lumpkin's Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Dec 7, 2015 12:30 PM News

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

The election to succeed Mayor Dwight C. Jones is a year from now. Is it too soon to start speculating on who might replace him? Of course not. more

Nov 3, 2015 10:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES 1 Comments

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Ahead of a VCU and VUU-hosted symposium on race, the former Governor weighs in on the Black Lives Matter movement, his plans for a national slavery museum, and the city's 2016 mayoral race. more

Oct 15, 2015 2:30 AM News

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