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Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries Online

When: Thu., Sept. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. 2021
Phone: 804-692-3001
Price: Free but Registration Required
Join us for a virtual discussion of Ryan K. Smith's new book, "Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries." Using a range of archival sources, interviews, and investigations of the sites themselves, Smith traces the disparities between those grounds that have preserved the legacies of privileged whites and those that have been worn away, dug up, and built over, undermining the memories of African Americans and Indigenous tribes. Panelists include Kami Fletcher (president of the Collective for Radical Death Studies) and Ana Edwards (chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project).


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