A report on the 20th Annual Gabriel Gathering, the largest ever. This year’s event featured performances, light displaces, and other artistic expressions to honor the great slave rebellion leader, executed at the African Burial Ground on October 10, 1800.
STILL WAITING FOR SOME ANSWERS
The Richmond city government has committed to memorializing Shockoe Bottom, but there are still a number of outstanding questions about this process. Here are some of them, which we have directed to Delegate McQuinn.
SHOCKOE BOTTOM MEMORIAL UPDATE: MORE STUDY MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANYTHING CONCRETE CAN HAPPEN
Updates on the Shockoe Bottom Memorial “Heritage Campus”: a great deal of study is required from the city before any work could begin, mostly having to do with flood considerations.
20TH ANNUAL GABRIEL GATHERING SET FOR OCTOBER 10 AT SHOCKOE BOTTOM AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND
Monday, October 10, from 6:30-10p.m., at the Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground in downtown Richmond, the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project will host the 20th Annual Gabriel Gathering. This yearly observation marks the date that the great slave rebellion leader Gabriel was executed.
QUESTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM FOUNDATION
After more than 20 years, the Richmond city government has finally committed to memorializing Shockoe Bottom, the downtown district that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade. Many outstanding questions remain the current plan, however. Here are some of ours.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SHOCKOE BOTTOM?
After more than 20 years of confrontational struggle between the community and Richmond’s city government and business elite, many people are asking what’s happening with Shockoe Bottom, the long-neglected downtown district that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade.
AT LONG LAST, SOME RECOGNITION FOR THE SHOCKOE HILL BURYING GROUND
Closed in 1879, the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground may have been the largest 19th century municipal cemetery for free and enslaved Black people in the U.S. Now, it’s finally getting some recognition.