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Richmond leaders unveil Shockoe Project in effort to highlight city's history in slave trade

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond leaders are bringing a new project to the Shockoe Valley to educate people on the full story behind Richmond's history. City leaders are calling it the Shockoe Project. It’s a nearly $50 million project that will include exhibits at Main Street Station and span more than 10 acres in the area to detail the city's involvement on a national scale in the slave trade as well as memorialize the voices of enslaved people. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney made the announcement Tuesday, alongside lawmakers, community members, and...

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