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Juneteenth is an opportunity for families to celebrate our heritage and learn our history. Read more

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VCU begins work to memorialize those whose stolen corpses were used for 19th-century medical study. Read more

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New historical markers in Richmond highlight civil rights leader Dorothy Height. Read more

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Legislators seek to expand funding for preservation of African burial grounds. Read more

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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