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Sign Our Petition to Protect Richmond’s Historic African American Cemeteries

With direct support from the state of Virginia and abundant taxpayer money, Parity LLC—a company created by the executive director of the Enrichmond Foundation—acquired East End and Evergreen Cemeteries with negligible public disclosure and without substantive involvement of descendants or the citizens responsible for reclaiming large portions of those historic African American burial grounds. Parity/Enrichmond … Continue reading Sign Our Petition to Protect Richmond’s Historic African American Cemeteries

Open Letter to Governor Northam Regarding Richmond’s African American Cemeteries

This morning, descendants of people laid to rest in our city’s historic African American burial grounds, as well as members of the broader Black community, sent Governor Northam an open letter expressing their concerns about alarming developments at East End and Evergreen Cemeteries in Richmond and Henrico County. We invite you to read the full … Continue reading Open Letter to Governor Northam Regarding Richmond’s African American Cemeteries

East End Cemetery Descendants in Conversation

Moderated by Alicia K. Aroche, multimedia artist and storyteller whose work focuses on community engagement, racial justice, and healing  This virtual event brings together students, faculty, and community members to explore the history of East End Cemetery, honor the people laid to rest there, and contribute to a shared vision of its future. We will … Continue reading East End Cemetery Descendants in Conversation

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