Shockoe Alliance to Review Comments on Small Area Plan

Today at 3 pm the Shockoe Alliance will review the comments received from the public between July 19 and August 27, 2021 on the Draft Small Area Plan. 

Thank you to those who submitted comments and a special thank you to those whose comments support the Memorial Park and asked important questions about governance, protections, archaeology, and equitable economic benefit.

To get a link to attend the meeting this afternoon and for additional Information, please contact kimberly.chen@richmondgov.com or by phone at 804-646-6364.


September 11, 2021, Monthly Clean Up at Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground.

October 10, 2021, we will host the 19th Annual Gabriel Gathering at the Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground. 

The Downing of Lee in Richmond, Virginia

Click here to read the statement by the Virginia Defenders
on the taking down of the Richmond statue of Robert E. Lee

September 8, 2021


September 7, 2021

However, by what process and with whom was there agreement that the 80+ memorials, the Marcus-David Peters Circle sign and the community garden were to be dismantled and claimed as artifacts? 

The Defenders' first blow was struck in 2007: