Maggie Walker

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


Take a walk down several notable streets that represent pieces of our region’s story. Read more


As restoration plans proceed, longtime volunteers seek assurance on their role in Richmond’s historic African-American cemeteries. Read more


For our statues to have meaning, we must teach about the figures they represent. Read more


A long-debated, hotly anticipated memorial honoring groundbreaking African-American businesswoman, banker and Jackson Ward resident Maggie Walker will be unveiled Saturday. Read more


A North side neighborhood arose as an enclave for successful African-Americans. Read more

Special Addresses

A playful take on some of the absurd happenings around Richmond in 2016 Read more

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An old house helps tell Jackson Ward’s new story. Read more

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This year, we've shared several aspects of Jackson Ward's rich history; in this video, some of the neighborhood's leaders show how they're bridging its past with its present — and future. Read more

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Work on a statue honoring trailblazer Maggie Walker gets underway downtown. Read more


The Ward's revival: One of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods is once again getting the respect it deserves Read more


"Mercy Street" actor L. Scott Caldwell cleans up historic African-American graveyard Evergreen Cemetery and searches out a special story. Read more


Can one epic public art project rid RVA of all of its demons? Read more


Public spaces, like all public investments, are an answer to the questions that help define a city: What do you value, and why? Read more

Sunday Story

The city will unveil on Saturday morning an initial conceptual plan for the Maggie Walker memorial monument and plaza that does not include the live oak tree at the Jackson Ward site. Read more

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

A standing room only crowd of more than 250 showed up to the Richmond Public Library Tuesday night to have a say in the design of a memorial for African-American businesswoman Maggie Walker. Read more

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An online petition with about 800 signatures is asking Richmond City Council and the city’s planning commission to spare an oak tree at the triangular site, bounded by West Broad, Brook Road and North Adams. Read more

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Jay Paul Photo; Dining room courtesy Kent-Valentine House

We invited just a few of the people who have shared their gifts with the city to our turkey feast. Read more


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 Read more


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