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As community discussions continue, a new study details the potential economic impact of a memorial park and museum dedicated to the district's history. Read more

News

Revisiting Richmond Slave Trail Commission’s plans to build a national slavery museum and genealogy center Read more

History

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

Sunday Story

A new effort to "appropriately commemorate" the former domestic slave trading center and promote economic opportunities seeks public input this week. Read more

News

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

NEWS & FEATURES

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

History

The film on the legendary abolitionist's life and legacy features a former "Hamilton" star. Read more

Stage & Screen

A new exhibition at Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop estate gives an intimate look at the life of Sally Hemings. Read more

Sunday Story

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

History

Consultants and community participants gathered in Manchester on Saturday to focus on how to tell the story of the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail/Devil’s Half Acre site in Shockoe Bottom. Read more

News

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

News

Scholar and author Erica Armstrong Dunbar's book "Never Caught" depicts a darker side of George Washington. Read more

Arts

Speakers at the "Lumpkin's Jail Site Project" hearing called for a broader scope for memorializing Shockoe Bottom's slave trade history. Read more

News

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

NEWS & FEATURES

A new documentary examines the dynamic between the nation's founders who espoused liberty but kept slaves. Read more

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. Read more

NEWS & FEATURES

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

News

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

Sunday Story

Come share a meal and have that conversation with others who don't share your experience. Read more

NEWS & FEATURES

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

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