Richmond in the 1980s

03/02/2013 7:52 AM by

Join us as The Future of Richmond’s Past and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) offer our next series of “Community Conversations.” Each month we will discuss a decade in Richmond history starting with the 1960s. In March we will discuss Richmond in the 1980s.

Attendees will examine Richmond’s Slave Trail and the proposed Richmond Liberty Trail route, which will guide long-time residents and visitors as they explore the sites in our beloved city. The establishment of these trails will guide visitors with a comprehensive view of the city’s history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to Civil Rights Movement. We will also be taking suggestions for the 51st Object in conjunction with our new exhibit “A History of Richmond in 50 Objects.”

Notable humanitarians recognized by the VCIC will come together in a panel discussion as we explore, interpret and discuss the evolution of our city over the past 50 years. This month’s VCIC featured panelists include Oliver W. Hill, Jr. and Renee A. Hill.

This is the third iteration of the “Community Conversations” series. The purpose of the series is to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collective future. The more who join in the conversation, the more productive our efforts become, and the easier it will be for everyone to see ourselves in the history of the region.

Free and open to the public.
All events will be held at the History Center from 6-8 p.m.
Parking is available on the street or at the History Center’s lot located at the corner of 10th & Clay Streets.

Attendees will be entered to win a copy of “Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery” coffee-table book by John O. Peters ($50 value). At the conclusion of the series in May, the entries collected from all 5 sessions will be entered to win an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Valentine Richmond History Center’s collection with Director Bill Martin.

For information, call (804) 649-0711 ext. 322 or email

2013 Schedule
1990s – April 4, 2013, 6-8pm
2000s – May 9, 2013, 6-8pm

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The photo is from the Valentine Richmond History Center Collections Database, and is credited to Bob Brown of Richmond Newspapers, Inc: “Black and white photograph of Denyell Purnell (left), age 11, and Dominique Brown, age 12, assembling their two-person power street scooter; they sit on sidewalk in Church Hill, near Chimborazo Park.”

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