Another Untold Story of Race and Richmond
Featuring Carmen Foster
Hartshorn Memorial College, a private school for African-American women, was founded in 1883 in the vestry of Ebenezer Baptist Church. The school was located at the corner of Lombardy and Leigh Streets and at last officially merged with Virginia Union University in 1932. Richmond native Carmen Foster will present on this important piece of Richmond’s past, her family ties, and the challenges that some of the school's graduates faced because of race in the early-20th-century South. Foster, a longtime supporter of the VCU Friends of the Library, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. A reception will follow will follow her presentation.
This event, in partnership with the Year of Freedom Committee, is free and open to the public, though registration is requested, to assist us with the planning of the event and to facilitate seating. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 prior to March 25.
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