Women during Sunday worship at 31st Street Baptist Church in Church Hill, Richmond, VA, 2016

Women during Sunday worship at 31st Street Baptist Church in Church Hill, 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

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

 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

 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

 Blessing ceremony by members of Virginia's Native American tribes at 73rd inaugural ceremonies for incoming Governor Ralph S. Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Richmond VA, 2018

Blessing ceremony by members of Virginia's Native American tribes at 73rd inaugural ceremonies for incoming Governor Ralph S. Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark R. Herring, 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

 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

 Members of the Knight family tend to the family plot at East End Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, Henrico County, VA, 2018

Members of the Knight family tend to the family plot at East End Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, Henrico County, VA, 2018

 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

 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

 

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 Spring growth—kudzu—at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond VA, 2017

Spring growth—kudzu—at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond VA, 2017

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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

 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

 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

 Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2017

Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, VA, 2017

 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
 

 Burial plot of the Rev. Z.D. Lewis (d. 1926) of Second Baptist Church at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond VA, 2018

Burial plot of the Rev. Z.D. Lewis (d. 1926) of Second Baptist Church at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond VA, 2018

 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

 Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA, 2015

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA, 2015