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Richmond & Black Freedom

  • Gallery 5 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond United States (map)

This interactive panel discussion, held during Black History Month, features the narratives of enslaved Black freedom fighters in Richmond. Young Gabriel, Madison Washington, Mary Bowser, Lucy Goode Brooks and Christopher McPherson each committed their lives to ending systemic oppression in the capital city during the years of enslavement. As Richmond continues deliberating about the visible legacy of the Lost Cause on Monument Avenue, this conversation will consider the nature of self determination and how we remember Richmond's ancestral Black (s)heroes.


Free Egunfemi - Curator + Founder - Untold RVA

Alicia Diaz - Assistant Professor of Dance - University of Richmond

Christopher Rashad Green - Researcher, VCU's Richmond Health & Wellness Program