A New Headstone for Dr. Tancil

Many of you might remember that a headstone went missing from East End last summer. It belonged to Dr. Richard F. Tancil, a remarkable man who was born into slavery circa 1852, went on to earn his MD at Howard University, and set up a medical practice in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood, where he also founded a bank. According to his great-granddaughter-in-law, the family archivist, he was beloved by his wife, children, and grandchildren, who remembered him as funny, generous, and kind.

Now, thanks to supporters near and far, we will be dedicating a new marker for Dr. Tancil at noon on Saturday, October 22. We hope you’ll join us!

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