Community Zooms continue: community engagement and the future of Richmond’s monuments
In Conversation: Nourishing Community Transformation community zooms are programmed by the Friends of VCU Libraries
Join us on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 am as Marland Buckner, Interim Executive Director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA), discusses how the Museum looks forward to using the Confederate monuments as teaching tools designed to inform deeper discussion about the complex dimensions of American apartheid – “Jim Crow” – and the ways in which that discussion can catalyze and contribute to a broad based truth, accountability, and reconciliation process. As an organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the history and culture of African Americans in the Commonwealth, Buckner will offer his perspective on the unique role BHMVA has to play in the national dialog and the connection between that dialog and Richmond’s efforts to recontextualize its own commemorative landscape.
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