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Join the conversation this Saturday at First Baptist of Richmond

The History Center presents the 2011 Community Conversation Series in conjunction with the Future of Richmond’s Past initiative, a citywide effort to engage audiences in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our future. All Conversations are free and open to the public. A full schedule appears below.

Saturday, February 26th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist of Richmond
2709 Monument Avenue

Agenda for February Conversation:
Welcome by History Center Director Bill Martin
How well do YOU know Richmond history quiz?
Small group conversations
Guest Speaker: Mel Ely, professor of history, College of William and Mary
Quiz results and large group discussion
Richmond History Gallery update

Tuesday, March 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Maureen Elgersman-Lee, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Topic: Directing the Black History Museum as a newcomer to Virginia
Location: Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road

Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Special Event: Civil War & Emancipation Day: the 150th Anniversaries
Location: American Civil War Center, Site of Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Excavation

Monday, May 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
John Moeser, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond
Topic: Poverty and immigration trends according to the 2010 U.S. Census results
Location: Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Avenue

Thursday, June 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Larissa Smith Fergeson, Professor of History, Longwood University
Topic: Civil Rights in Richmond in the 1930s and 1940s
Location: First Baptist of South Richmond, 1501 Decatur Street

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