Private contractors clean grafitti from Robert E. Lee state on Monument Avenue, Richmond VA, 2018

Private contractors clean grafitti from Robert E. Lee state on Monument Avenue, Richmond VA, 2018

 Temporary marker for Mr. George Herbert (b. 1858?; d. 1960) unearthed at East End Cemetery by volunteers from VCU ASPiRE. Mr. Herbert’s age at death is listed on the piece of paper beneath the glass—which has survived for close 70 years—as 102. Mind boggling—and probably inaccurate. Census records seem to indicate he that he may have been born  in 1875. Hence the ? next to 1858. Henrico Co., VA, 2018

Temporary marker for Mr. George Herbert (b. 1858?; d. 1960) unearthed at East End Cemetery by volunteers from VCU ASPiRE. Mr. Herbert’s age at death is listed on the piece of paper beneath the glass—which has survived for close 70 years—as 102. Mind boggling—and probably inaccurate. Census records seem to indicate he that he may have been born in 1875. Hence the ? next to 1858. Henrico Co., VA, 2018

 July 4th naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture presided over by The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, with folks from more than 40 countries, among these: Burundi, Republic of Korea, Yemen, Germany, India. Richmond, VA, 2018

July 4th naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture presided over by The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, with folks from more than 40 countries, among these: Burundi, Republic of Korea, Yemen, Germany, India. Richmond, VA, 2018

 July 4th naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture presided over by The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, with folks from more than 40 countries, among these: Burundi, Republic of Korea, Yemen, Germany, India. Richmond, VA, 2018

July 4th naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture presided over by The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, with folks from more than 40 countries, among these: Burundi, Republic of Korea, Yemen, Germany, India. Richmond, VA, 2018

 Family poses with the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, after Fourth of July citizenship naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA 2017

Family poses with the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, after Fourth of July citizenship naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA 2017

 Reflection of Donald J. Trump from CNN broadcast in a dish of soy sauce, Ardmore, PA, 2017

Reflection of Donald J. Trump from CNN broadcast in a dish of soy sauce, Ardmore, PA, 2017

 Confederate reenactors at a "stacking of the arms" ceremony during the sesquicentennial of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces, Appomattox, VA., 2015

Confederate reenactors at a "stacking of the arms" ceremony during the sesquicentennial of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces, Appomattox, VA., 2015

 Pedestal where statue of Jefferson Davis stood at Memphis Park (Fourth Bluff). In December 2017, Memphis city council members unanimously approved the sale of this and Health Sciences Park, formerly Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, to a newly created nonprofit organization, Memphis Greenspace Inc. That group removed the statues of Davis and Forrest, Memphis, TN, 2018

Pedestal where statue of Jefferson Davis stood at Memphis Park (Fourth Bluff). In December 2017, Memphis city council members unanimously approved the sale of this and Health Sciences Park, formerly Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, to a newly created nonprofit organization, Memphis Greenspace Inc. That group removed the statues of Davis and Forrest, Memphis, TN, 2018

 Virginia State Police form a line between between peaceful counterprotesters and Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue after rally called by neoConfederates, Richmond, VA, 2017

Virginia State Police form a line between between peaceful counterprotesters and Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue after rally called by neoConfederates, Richmond, VA, 2017

 Counterprotest after neoConfederate rally at Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, 2017

Counterprotest after neoConfederate rally at Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, 2017

 “Confederate Memorial Day,” Oakwood Cemetery Confederate section, Richmond, VA, 2018

“Confederate Memorial Day,” Oakwood Cemetery Confederate section, Richmond, VA, 2018

 Scene at State House as white supremacists arrive for scheduled rally to protest the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the capitol, Columbia, SC, 2015.

Scene at State House as white supremacists arrive for scheduled rally to protest the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the capitol, Columbia, SC, 2015.

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 Soldiers of the United States Colored Troops—Civil War reenactors—march through downtown Washington, DC, during an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Review of United States forces. African American soldiers were excluded from that parade in 1865, even though roughly 180,000 served with the USCT. Countless other African Americans, men and women, aided the cause of the United States against the Confederacy, 2015 

Soldiers of the United States Colored Troops—Civil War reenactors—march through downtown Washington, DC, during an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Review of United States forces. African American soldiers were excluded from that parade in 1865, even though roughly 180,000 served with the USCT. Countless other African Americans, men and women, aided the cause of the United States against the Confederacy, 2015 

 Hearse, Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA, 2017

Hearse, Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA, 2017

 Uniformed detail from United States Army before providing Military Funeral Honors at homegoing service for William Thomas Stone, funeral director, attorney, and veteran, Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA, 2018

Uniformed detail from United States Army before providing Military Funeral Honors at homegoing service for William Thomas Stone, funeral director, attorney, and veteran, Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA, 2018

 Beachgoers pose for a group selfie with an US Navy LCAC, Landing Craft–Air Cushion, Virginia Beach VA, 2017

Beachgoers pose for a group selfie with an US Navy LCAC, Landing Craft–Air Cushion, Virginia Beach VA, 2017

 Standing Together rally at the Islamic Center of Virginia, Chesterfield, VA, 2017

Standing Together rally at the Islamic Center of Virginia, Chesterfield, VA, 2017

 Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) poses for photos with participants in Standing Together rally at the Islamic Center of Virginia, Chesterfield, VA, 2017

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) poses for photos with participants in Standing Together rally at the Islamic Center of Virginia, Chesterfield, VA, 2017

 Senator Al Franken (D-MN) speaks at a morning meet-and-greet for constituents, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, 2017

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) speaks at a morning meet-and-greet for constituents, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, 2017

 Women's march on Washington, DC, 2017

Women's march on Washington, DC, 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

 Morning at East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

Morning at East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

 Discarded grave decorations in a pile near the entrance to the active section of Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2015

Discarded grave decorations in a pile near the entrance to the active section of Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2015

 Erin reassembles a grave marker from fragments she unearthed, East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

Erin reassembles a grave marker from fragments she unearthed, East End Cemetery, Henrico Co., VA, 2016

 U.S. veterans and others plant flags next to veterans' headstones at Evergreen Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day, Richmond, VA, 2017

U.S. veterans and others plant flags next to veterans' headstones at Evergreen Cemetery to honor them for Memorial Day, Richmond, VA, 2017

 East End Cemetery, Henrico County, VA, after the first snow fall of the year, 2017

East End Cemetery, Henrico County, VA, after the first snow fall of the year, 2017

 Jars bearing the names of Alabama lynching victims that hold soil collected from the area where the person was murdered on display at the headquarters of the  Equal Justice Initiative , Montgomery, AL, 2016

Jars bearing the names of Alabama lynching victims that hold soil collected from the area where the person was murdered on display at the headquarters of the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL, 2016

 Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, poses with a group after briefing volunteers who would fan out across Alabama to gather soil from lynching sites as part of EJI's In Remembrance of Lynching project. Montgomery, AL, 2016  

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, poses with a group after briefing volunteers who would fan out across Alabama to gather soil from lynching sites as part of EJI's In Remembrance of Lynching project. Montgomery, AL, 2016
 

 Artist Harold Rittenberry Jr. outside his home, Athens, GA, 2018

Artist Harold Rittenberry Jr. outside his home, Athens, GA, 2018

 President-elect Barack Obama meets performers after the We Are One Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama meets performers after the We Are One Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, 2009

 Denzel Washington and family pose at the Lincoln Memorial after the inaugural concert for Barack Obama, Washington, DC, 2009.

Denzel Washington and family pose at the Lincoln Memorial after the inaugural concert for Barack Obama, Washington, DC, 2009.

 Jose Antonio Vargas of  Define American  takes a selfie while giving keynote address at Facing Race racial justice conference convened by  Race Forward , Atlanta, GA, 2016

Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American takes a selfie while giving keynote address at Facing Race racial justice conference convened by Race Forward, Atlanta, GA, 2016

 Congressman John Lewis (D-GA, 5th District), shows photographs on his wall to visiting member of the League of American Bicyclists, Washington, DC, 2014  

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA, 5th District), shows photographs on his wall to visiting member of the League of American Bicyclists, Washington, DC, 2014
 

 Former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator (D-NY) Hillary Clinton attends American Academy in Berlin Richard C. Holbrooke Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2013

Former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator (D-NY) Hillary Clinton attends American Academy in Berlin Richard C. Holbrooke Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2013

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 Visiting pastor Leslie Hollaway of Oak Grove Baptist Church(Wakefield, VA) preaches at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA, 2015

Visiting pastor Leslie Hollaway of Oak Grove Baptist Church(Wakefield, VA) preaches at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA, 2015

 QuoVadis Wright, keeper of a personal archive devoted to the history of her family and the African American community,  at home, Williamsburg, VA, 2016

QuoVadis Wright, keeper of a personal archive devoted to the history of her family and the African American community,  at home, Williamsburg, VA, 2016

 A volunteer instructor from the Development and Finishing School assists a young lady in a table etiquette exercise, Plaza Hotel, New York, NY, 2004

A volunteer instructor from the Development and Finishing School assists a young lady in a table etiquette exercise, Plaza Hotel, New York, NY, 2004

 United States Colored Troops reenactors after Civil War Battle of New Market Heights event, Henrico, VA, 2014

United States Colored Troops reenactors after Civil War Battle of New Market Heights event, Henrico, VA, 2014

 Guests at a Ford Foundation event watch  Collections , a virtual reality documentary film by artist Lynette Wallworth, New York, NY, 2016

Guests at a Ford Foundation event watch Collections, a virtual reality documentary film by artist Lynette Wallworth, New York, NY, 2016

 Muay Thai fighters during ceremony before the King's Cup, held to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his birthday, at Sanam Luang Park, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003

Muay Thai fighters during ceremony before the King's Cup, held to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his birthday, at Sanam Luang Park, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003

 Young  muayThai  fighter before his bout during a series of fights marking Queen Sirikit's birthday, Bangkok Noi, Thailand, 2003  

Young muayThai fighter before his bout during a series of fights marking Queen Sirikit's birthday, Bangkok Noi, Thailand, 2003
 

 Boxer before bout, Friday Night Fights, New York, NY, 2005

Boxer before bout, Friday Night Fights, New York, NY, 2005

 Muay Thai fighter Shannon Forrester kicks opponent on the way to victory on points, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998

Muay Thai fighter Shannon Forrester kicks opponent on the way to victory on points, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998

 Ring women after a muayThai and Western boxing competition, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003

Ring women after a muayThai and Western boxing competition, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003

 Candlelight vigil in Victoria Square Park before the handover of Hong Kong by the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, 1997

Candlelight vigil in Victoria Square Park before the handover of Hong Kong by the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, 1997

 Masjid Sultan, Singapore, 2010

Masjid Sultan, Singapore, 2010

 People pray at Shwedagon Paya, Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), 2003

People pray at Shwedagon Paya, Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), 2003

 Iraqi election officials count votes after first election after fall of Saddam Hussein, Babil Province, 2005

Iraqi election officials count votes after first election after fall of Saddam Hussein, Babil Province, 2005

  Dong yong  (winter swimming), Houhai, Beijing, China, 1997

Dong yong (winter swimming), Houhai, Beijing, China, 1997

 Visiting member of People's Armed Police takes a photo in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, PR China, 1997

Visiting member of People's Armed Police takes a photo in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, PR China, 1997

 Mother and grandson of model worker Wei Guiying at their home, Sansi Village, People's Republic of China, 1997

Mother and grandson of model worker Wei Guiying at their home, Sansi Village, People's Republic of China, 1997

 Gulou (the Drum Tower), Beijing, PR China, 1996

Gulou (the Drum Tower), Beijing, PR China, 1996

 U.S. Marine stops vehicle at snap checkpoint, Babil province, Iraq, 2004

U.S. Marine stops vehicle at snap checkpoint, Babil province, Iraq, 2004