Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers pairs oral histories with photographic portraits by Richmond-based photographer Brian Palmer of 30 area residents, now middle-aged and older, whose lives were shaped by their experiences as children and youth in the civil rights movement. Despite its wide-ranging impact, this period in Richmond’s history has received far less attention than it merits. The project aims to correct this oversight by presenting the diverse voices and faces of individuals who were part of the struggles of that era. Their personal stories, full of fortitude, resilience, and conviction, offer nuanced views of a Jim Crow past, too often painted in broad brushstrokes, which contribute to a fuller, more faithful historical narrative of our city.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Osher members should register themselves and their guests using the online registration portal.