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Carmen Foster tells an untold story March 28

February 25, 2013

Richmonder Carmen Foster will speak about the history and legacy of Hartshorn Memorial College in "Another Untold Story of Race and Richmond" March 28 at 2 p.m. in Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. 

Hartshorn Memorial College, a private school for African-American women, was founded in 1883 by Ebenezer Baptist Church. The school was located at the corner of Lombardy and Leigh Streets and merged with Virginia Union University in 1932. 

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.
  • Registration is requested to assist the planning of the event and to facilitate seating. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.
  • 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 before March 25.
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