Participants at the Black Lives Global Summit in August march in a line along the Richmond Slave Trail beside the James River in remembrance of the thousands of enslaved people led in coffles from the Old Manchester docks to markets in Shockoe Bottom before the end of the Civil War. Richmond was one of the largest markets in the South for the sale of enslaved people. The summit focused on emotional and psychological healing from the lingering impact of slavery.
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Looking back at 2019
The past 12 months have seen a lot of highs and lows, with the Richmond Free Press there documenting events and life in and around Richmond.
The past 12 months have seen a lot of highs and lows, with the Richmond Free Press there documenting events and life in and around Richmond. Photographers have captured through their work many of those ups and downs — from the newly named Arthur Ashe Boulevard to blackface and sex scandals that struck the state’s top three officials. Here are photos of some of the highlights of 2019.