Brothers Canon, right, and Chase Wright enjoy a wagon ride steered by their father, Derek Wright, during the 20th Happily Natural Festival and Urban Farm Expo last Saturday in Richmond.
Dr. Jasmine R. Jackson leads a panel discussion on Land Reclamation in the Age of Climate Resilience during the 20th Happily Natural Festival and Urban Farm Expo last weekend in Richmond. Founded in 2003, the three-day festival continues African nation-building and movement work by focusing on social change and holistic health & wellness. Since its inception, the festival has placed a specific focus on natural hair care, cultural heritage, and naturopathic medicine.
Stephen Jenkins, owner and founder of Gracist, hosted a booth on Saturday.
A view of the city from the overlook at 22nd Street and Alden Aaroe Lane in the city’s East End.
Water lilies in Museum District
Nine Richmond families from the Historic Jackson Ward community: Anderson, Barbour, Brown, Bryant, Clay, Cotman, Gilbert, Jefferies and Rodwell gather to learn more about their family history their ancestral DNA through an inaugural project, “Reclaiming Our Time: Genealogy & DNA Big Reveal,” sponsored by the City of Richmond. The Aug.19 program at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture began with processional drumming by the RAM Drum Circle, which ushered in the project’s participants and genealogist, Dr. Paula Royster, CEO, Center for African American Genealogical Research, based in Fredericksburg. Dr. Royster researched each family and presented what she found to the individuals, extended family and others who attended the program.
Katrina Hicks, a member of the Maggie L. Walker High School Class of 1968, left, catches up with her retired business teacher, Marjorie Saunders, 103, during the annual Maggie L. Walker High School Alumni Mass Classes Mighty Green “Fellowship Day” reunion Aug. 20 at Dorey Park in Henrico County. Class members celebrated their former teacher, who also taught government and typing courses.