Siblings Kennedy Williams, left, and Madison Williams cheer Saturday for runners during Run Richmond 16.19, a cultural event that the Djimon Hounsou Foundation hosts in collaboration with the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and Sports Backers.
Actor Djimon Hounsou speaks during the finish of Run Richmond 16.19, a cultural running event he hosted on Sept. 30. Also collaborating in the event were the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and Sports Backers.
The unique event takes runners and walkers on a journey through 400 years of black history. The event’s running and walking courses of 16.19K and 6.19K commemorates the sacrifices and achievements of Black men and women since they were brought here as slaves in 1619.
This fountain, located across the Haxall Canal from Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond, commemorates the Falls of the James River and its role in the development of the city in its early years. A marker at the site indicates the Falls had an influential effect on trade, energy, community and nourishment.
Alfred Liggins III, CEO of Urban One Inc. greets attendees during the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the proposed site for the project onWalmsley Boulevard at Commerce Road in Richmond’s South Side. Urban One is one of the development partners for the casino, and Mr. Liggins discussed the positive impacts the planned casino will have on Richmond, including new jobs.
Richmonders will vote for or against the casino project in a Nov. 7 referendum. The Richmond Grand Resort and Casino is a $562 million proposal by Black-owned multimedia conglomerate Urban One and new partner Churchill Downs. Right, a volunteer holds up a “Vote Yes for Richmond Grand Resort and Casino” sign during the event.
Magnolia seed pods in Byrd Park