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Talking about Richmond in the 1970s


PHOTO: 1975 Richmond Billboard via Vintage Richmond

The next of Valentine Richmond History Center’s Community Conversations, “Discussing Richmond in the 1970s”, will be February 7 from 6-8PM at the museum.

Free and open to the public the There are free monthly gatherings to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collective future.

Silver Persinger has started posting video from the first in the series (“Talking about Richmond in the 1960s”):

Dr. Alex B. James, who moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1942 to attend Virginia Union was the guest for the evening. In December 2012, Dr. James turned 90 years old. Dr. James served as a top administrator and in various positions at Virginia Union, a historic black college in Richmond, Virginia, chaired the city’s Planning Commission, was the first African American appointed to a board in Virginia, and was the first African American elected President of the State Board of Education, among many other distinctions.

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