Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2017

Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2017

 Mr. Artie Jefferson cleans the burial plot of his girlfriend of 26 years, Patricia Hardy, who passed away in February, at Evergreen Cemetery. Recently, owners of the cemetery stopped maintaining this area, the only section of the 60-acre cemetery they had kept up. So he and his friend, Norman Jones, took it upon themselves to tame the area--and to build an enclosure for Ms. Hardy. Richmond, VA, 2016   

Mr. Artie Jefferson cleans the burial plot of his girlfriend of 26 years, Patricia Hardy, who passed away in February, at Evergreen Cemetery. Recently, owners of the cemetery stopped maintaining this area, the only section of the 60-acre cemetery they had kept up. So he and his friend, Norman Jones, took it upon themselves to tame the area--and to build an enclosure for Ms. Hardy. Richmond, VA, 2016

 

 Newly built enclosure around burial plot of Patricia Ann Hardy, Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2016

Newly built enclosure around burial plot of Patricia Ann Hardy, Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2016

 Volunteers from VCU participate in clean-up day at East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

Volunteers from VCU participate in clean-up day at East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

 Wounded Warriors pull veterans' headstones from tangle of vines at Evergreen Cemetery, a neglected, historic African American cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2015

Wounded Warriors pull veterans' headstones from tangle of vines at Evergreen Cemetery, a neglected, historic African American cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2015

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 Volunteers clear a section of the historic East End Cemetery, in Henrico County/Richmond, VA, 2016

Volunteers clear a section of the historic East End Cemetery, in Henrico County/Richmond, VA, 2016

 Custalo family headstone at East End Cemetery. William Custalo—restaurateur, bank officer, and founding member of the cemetery’s first burial association—was one of Richmond’s most prominent African Americans at the beginning of the 20th century. On the heels of Reconstruction, Black Richmond was at its height—the Jackson Ward neighborhood was called “Black Wall Street” and the “Harlem of the South.” Custalo lived long enough to see the first of many successful attacks by Richmond's white elite on the rights and privileges won by African Americans in the Civil War—among these the disenfranchisement of the overwhelming majority of black males by Virginia's 1902 constitution. Henrico County and Richmond, VA, 2015

Custalo family headstone at East End Cemetery. William Custalo—restaurateur, bank officer, and founding member of the cemetery’s first burial association—was one of Richmond’s most prominent African Americans at the beginning of the 20th century. On the heels of Reconstruction, Black Richmond was at its height—the Jackson Ward neighborhood was called “Black Wall Street” and the “Harlem of the South.” Custalo lived long enough to see the first of many successful attacks by Richmond's white elite on the rights and privileges won by African Americans in the Civil War—among these the disenfranchisement of the overwhelming majority of black males by Virginia's 1902 constitution. Henrico County and Richmond, VA, 2015

 Headstone surrounded by illegally dumped tires that have been gathered by volunteers for disposal by the county, East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., 2015

Headstone surrounded by illegally dumped tires that have been gathered by volunteers for disposal by the county, East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., 2015

 Erin and Justin clear vines off the headstone of Ryland and Sarah Lewis at East End Cemetery, Henrico County and Richmond, VA, 2015

Erin and Justin clear vines off the headstone of Ryland and Sarah Lewis at East End Cemetery, Henrico County and Richmond, VA, 2015

 Volunteer pulls a long-buried grave marker from beneath a bed of English ivy at East End Cemetery, Henrico County, VA, 2015  

Volunteer pulls a long-buried grave marker from beneath a bed of English ivy at East End Cemetery, Henrico County, VA, 2015
 

 On Memorial Day, members of the extended Knight family tend to their relatives' burial plot at the historic East End Cemetery, Richmond/Henrico Co., 2016

On Memorial Day, members of the extended Knight family tend to their relatives' burial plot at the historic East End Cemetery, Richmond/Henrico Co., 2016

 Journalists interview Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe at East End Cemetery following press conference, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

Journalists interview Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe at East End Cemetery following press conference, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

 Richmond Police Department officers, including Chief of Police Alfred Durham, as well as employees of the city’s fire department and EMTs, conduct a community walk through the Communities at Southwood, Richmond, VA, 2016

Richmond Police Department officers, including Chief of Police Alfred Durham, as well as employees of the city’s fire department and EMTs, conduct a community walk through the Communities at Southwood, Richmond, VA, 2016

 Reenactors interpreting soldiers of the United States Colored Troops muster before marching into the city center to mark the 150th anniversary of the fall of Richmond to the United States Army, Richmond, VA, 2015

Reenactors interpreting soldiers of the United States Colored Troops muster before marching into the city center to mark the 150th anniversary of the fall of Richmond to the United States Army, Richmond, VA, 2015

 Churchgoers waiting before Sunday worship, 31st Street Baptist Church, Church Hill, Richmond VA, 2016

Churchgoers waiting before Sunday worship, 31st Street Baptist Church, Church Hill, Richmond VA, 2016

 Sunday worship, 31st Street Baptist Church, Church Hill, Richmond VA, 2016

Sunday worship, 31st Street Baptist Church, Church Hill, Richmond VA, 2016

 Churchgoers following Sunday worship at 31st Street Baptist, Church Hill, Richmond. VA, 2016

Churchgoers following Sunday worship at 31st Street Baptist, Church Hill, Richmond. VA, 2016

 Dwight Jones, mayor of the city and pastor of First Baptist Church of South Richmond, preaches at 31st Street Baptist Church duringninth anniversary celebration of Reverend Dr. Morris G. Henderson’s pastorship of the church, Richmond, VA, 2016

Dwight Jones, mayor of the city and pastor of First Baptist Church of South Richmond, preaches at 31st Street Baptist Church duringninth anniversary celebration of Reverend Dr. Morris G. Henderson’s pastorship of the church, Richmond, VA, 2016

 Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist, speaks at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on "What Keeps Richmond from Thriving." Richmond, VA, 2016

Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist, speaks at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on "What Keeps Richmond from Thriving." Richmond, VA, 2016

 March on Monument for social justice before the Trump inauguration, Richmond, VA, 2017

March on Monument for social justice before the Trump inauguration, Richmond, VA, 2017

 Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA, 2015

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA, 2015

 Leo Appelt (Germany) moments before crossing finish line to win the Junior Men’s Individual Time Trial during the UCI Road World Championships, Richmond, VA, 2015

Leo Appelt (Germany) moments before crossing finish line to win the Junior Men’s Individual Time Trial during the UCI Road World Championships, Richmond, VA, 2015