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As Virginia marks the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619, we need to learn and share overlooked facts. Read more

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"If you can mock us, you can legislate and govern against us and nobody will care," the Rev. Al Sharpton says in addressing Virginia's blackface controversy. Read more

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Chronic disparities exist in health care accessibility, but local champions seek to level the field. Read more

Sunday Story

During a cleanup day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., officials announce a conservation easement to protect historic Evergreen Cemetery. Read more

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Theresa Walker’s legacy of quiet activism represents the critical role women played in the civil rights movement. Read more

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UR professor Lauranett Lee challenges students to step beyond their comfort zones. Read more

Features

Arthur, Serena and the question of “serious” black tennis Read more

Features

Arthur Ashe found his passion and purpose at Brook Field Park, which served a crucial role in Richmond’s black community. Why do so few know its story? Read more

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An excerpt from Raymond Arsenault’s biography of the activist and tennis legend Read more

History

A statue of tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. stands on Monument Avenue, but many don’t know about his life outside the lines. Read more

Features

In our first commemorative issue, the story of Richmond is told through Arthur Ashe. Read more

NEWS & FEATURES

Some of the first African-American students to integrate Richmond schools reflect on the meaning of the desegregation movement. Read more

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University of Richmond celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker in an Oct. 22 symposium. Read more

History

Virginia launches American Evolution, commemorating pivotal events in 1619 that shaped the nation. Read more

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A separate decision expands the Manchester Residential & Commercial Historic District. Read more

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Advocates make their case for renaming the Boulevard after Arthur Ashe Jr., while others express reservations. Read more

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George O. Brown’s Jackson Ward studio chronicled black life and culture for 70 years. Read more

History

Can we cast aside the old narrative of white supremacy and tell a more inclusive version? Read more

NEWS & FEATURES

Richmond’s Hartshorn Memorial College pioneered an atmosphere of higher learning that prepared black women for a lifetime of leadership. Read more

Education

Richmond slave trader Silas Omohundro, who owned his own family, is the subject of a lecture at the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Read more

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