COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter in Place until June 10: Governor Northam announcement today extends the "stay at home" mandate through the spring.

Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Carry sanitizer. Stay home or away from group events. Check on family, friends or neighbors who live alone. Stock up on food and necessities, but not at the expense of your neighbors. (The only reason there is a TP shortage is because people have bought far more than they need now)

Check the CDC website for national updates on the pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health site includes the Richmond Department of Health updates.

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Call 211 or visit for regional human services information.

Contact and Support

How to Be in Touch

Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project*
PO Box 23202, Richmond, Virginia, 23223
(804) 644-5834
Click here to send us an email.

3 Ways to Support the Project 

1) This one is FREE! It costs nothing to click here and Endorse the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park!

2) Take a TOUR. Click here for details. The 1.5-hour tour, Footprints of the Trade, is an excellent way to walk the places of one of the epicenters of the U.S. domestic slave trade. Individual pricing $10 per person. Email to make group arrangements.


Your financial contributions help us conduct tours, produce materials, facilitate meetings and presentations and otherwise further the mission of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, including championing the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park proposal. Thank you! 

Donate at the $30 level and receive a FREE SHOCKOE t-shirt. Designed by and sponsored by The Monuments Working Group, this shirt is made of 100% cotton, heather gray color and was printed by Triple Stamp Press. Use the Donate button above to make your payment. Use the comment field to provide your name, size and mailing address. 

Donate at the $100 level and receive a limited edition print by internationally renowned sculptor Melvin Edwards. Titled "Gabriel Breaking the Chains in Virginia," this print depicts the blacksmith at work transforming tools of labor and daily life into tools of liberation. Printed on archival paper, the 12 x 16" print will be matted and ready for framing.

* The Sacred Historical Reclamation Ground Project is an initiative of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality.


  1. I'm ready to become a Defender

    Yhoshua C.L. Stepney

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