CELEBRATING A RICHMOND ICON-Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney holds 10-month-old Nasir Jackson while the infant’s dad, Timothy Jackson, and twin brother, Dakari, pause beside the statue of Richmond businesswoman Maggie L. Walker during Saturday’s celebration Downtown honoring her 154th birthday.
CITYSCAPE-slices of life and scenes in Richmond-It looks like a church or a castle, but it’s actually Richmond’s historic Pump House, built 136 years ago to pump water from the James River into the city. For a time, the building west of Byrd Park also was used for dances and lavish parties.
CITYSCAPE-Slices of life and scenes in Richmond-Last Saturday, curious Richmond area residents got a look inside the long-abandoned 1882 city building. Joseph Costello, president of Friends of Pump House, spent much of the day offering tours of the building the organization hopes to restore with help from a cadre of volunteers and donors. Location: Pump House Drive, west of the Boulevard Bridge.
Field of sunflowers in Goochland
REMEMBERING SANDRA BLAND-
Geneva Reed-Veal speaks during a panel discussion July 11 at the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art about her 28-year-old daughter, Sandra Bland, who was arrested on a traffic stop and found hanging three days later in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015. Mrs. Reed-Veal, accompanied by her other daughters and family attorney Cannon Lambert of Chicago, left, were part of the ICA Cinema Series’ showing of the HBO documentary, “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland.” The film is slated to air on HBO this fall. Members of the Richmond and Petersburg chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, of which Ms. Bland was a member, also attended the event. The ICA’s free movie series is held the second Wednesday of each month. Details: https://icavcu.org or (804) 828-2823.