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The Virginia Defender

Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.

DEFENDERS’ SACRED GROUND HISTORICAL RECLAMATION PROJECT RESPONDS TO MAYOR STONEY’S ATTEMPT TO LEASE A SACRED GROUND SITE IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM TO H. LOUIS SALOMONSKY

On Sept. 19, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story with the headline “Stoney seeks to lease to a developer a Shockoe Bottom parking lot that could sit atop slavery site.” In response to this development, the Defenders’ Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project wrote the following statement.