Preserving Petersburg’s African-American Past

Yesterday I spent the day in Petersburg conducting the first round of interviews for the final section of my Crater study.  In the morning I interviewed Richard Stewart, who founded the Stewart-Pocahontas Museum located out of his home on Pocahontas Island in 2003, followed by Virginia Delegate and former Petersburg Mayor, Rosalyn Dance.  Over the…

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Richmond Civil War Roundtable Report or Why Mahone is So Damn Important (followed by a short rant about cell phones)

I had a great time last night at the Richmond Civil War Roundtable where I spoke in front of roughly 60 people.  The response was overwhelmingly positive.  I finished my presentation just after 9pm, but didn’t make it out until just before 10pm owing to the additional questions and comments.  The audience’s questions were thought-provoking…

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