Thank you!

Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality 
Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project present

The 19th Annual Gabriel Gathering

Reclaiming Sacred Spaces

More than 90 of you came out to recognize the reclamation and restoration of Richmond's Historic Black Cemeteries and honor the life and memory of Gabriel and the 25 others who gave their lives in the attempt to gain freedom on the 221st anniversary of their sacrifice!

Beautiful weather graced the proceedings from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, last Sunday, October 10, 2021 

at the Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground

16th & E. Broad St. 23219

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Oct 10 , New Signs and a Freedom Monument on Brown's Island

Join us on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground. RSVP at the Facebook event and share!

Photo (c) Brian Palmer 2020

Earlier this summer, new signs directing people to the Burial Ground and Devil's Half Acre went up on 17th/Oliver Hill near Marshall, on Broad at 17th, on 17th south of Broad, and Franklin at 15th.

Photo of sign on E. Broad St. near 17th St. directing one to the African Burial Ground and Devil's Half Acre sites.
Photo (c) Ana Edwards 2021

 Virginia's long planned Emancipation Proclamation Monument was unveiled on Brown's Island following a 10 am ceremony on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. 

Photo of the Emancipation and Freedom Monument unveiling on Brown's Island, Richmond, Virginia, on September 22, 2021.
Photo (c) Ana Edwards 2021 
Emancipation and Freedom Monument, black and white detail of full image, taken following the unveiling ceremony on September 22, 2021, on Brown's Island, Richmond, Virginia.
Photo (c) Ana Edwards 2021