Richmond receives grant for Shockoe Bottom history site

A train shed in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, Virginia will be used to memorialize and commemorate the history of slavery. (Credit: City of Richmond)

Richmond’s efforts to commemorate and educate about the city’s role in the domestic slave trade have received a large financial boost: 16 million dollars from the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, the largest chunk will go towards the creation of a new interpretive center. 


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