Rev. Campbell will be joining us for two Thursday evenings at the Main Library to discuss different issues from his book Richmond's Unhealed History. This book talk and discussion was developed as a direct response to what is the “next step” from the Uncovering the 2010 Census program.
Thursday, September 27 from 5:45-9 pm
THE DECISION TO DESTROY JACKSON WARD
In the decade following the Second World War, the city’s leadership and the Virginia General Assembly rejected two public votes and scrapped alternative proposals, and insisted on mutilating 18 blocks of Jackson Ward with the Richmond Petersburg Turnpike, I-95. A look at the decision and its results.
Thursday, October 11 from 5:45-9 pm
THE LIBERATION OF METROPOLITAN RICHMOND
With its central portion encapsulated by action of the General Assembly in the second half of the 20th century, and its suburban infrastructure developed thoroughly in the same period, Metropolitan Richmond stands on the border of long-awaited triumph as America’s model city.