19th Annual Gabriel Gathering: Reclaiming Sacred Spaces

Thank YOU

Ayame Bryant, dancer and graphic artist who designed the Map of Historic Black Cemeteries on display in the exhibit tent during the event and which also featured the historic markers of Shockoe Bottom designed and manufactured by Moser Productions.

  • Information included on the map were derived in part from historians Ryan K. Smith and Elizabeth Cann Kambourian, Indigenous rights activist Vanessa Bolin, and the 1809 Young, 1835 Bates and 1877 Beers maps of Richmond from the collection at the Library of Virginia. 

Jarene Fleming and J. Ron Fleming

  • We are so grateful for this sister and brotherr team! Members of the Descendants Council of Greater Richmond, Virginia, their remarks and performances of "Gabriel" (written by poet Robert Hayden in 1940 and read by J. Ron) and "Lost My Religion," a song learned from their grandmother and sung by Jarene Fleming.

Cemeteries and Community Projects represented or referenced: