Walking Through Richmond in 1993

Those of you living in the Richmond area will find this documentary to be particularly interesting.  In 1993 the city organized Healing the Heart of America, which among other things included a walk through Richmond in an attempt to address lingering tensions over slavery, race, and history.  Some of the interviews are quite interesting.  You can see the legacy of this walk in such programs as The Future of Richmond’s Past as well as the incredible work of Virginia’s Sesquicentennial Commission.  It is interesting to see the changes to the city’s commemorative landscape in the last twenty years.

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  • Kathy Miller Feb 19, 2013 @ 6:14

    Loved this long video. I visit Richmond often and am always welcome there.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 19, 2013 @ 6:15

      Glad to hear it. Like I said, I found a number of the interviews to be quite interesting, especially the one black man who reflected on the Confederate monument and the need to acknowledge loss.

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