June 2011 Blog Posts (1)

African Burial Ground Reclaimed

Below: Excerpt from Richmond Times Dispatch -- Published May 25, 2011.....

Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones led a procession to lift hunks of asphalt from a parking lot off East Broad Street, culminating years of struggle to reclaim the site as a burial ground for slaves and free blacks.

"We're here today to begin beautifying this land that it might become a memorial … that we might remember the stony road over which we have come," Jones told a solemn gathering… Continue

Added by Debbie Ayers on June 1, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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