UR and Armstrong High students present ‘Civil Rights Richmond: Then and Now’
4/5/2019, 6 a.m.
University of Richmond students will team with students from Armstrong High School’s Leadership Program in a performance next week to highlight the university’s exhibition, “Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond.”
The students’ docudrama, “Civil Rights Richmond: Then and Now,” will be presented 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art in the Modlin Center for the Arts on the UR campus.
The program is free and open to the public.
The theatrical event is based on archival material and interviews with people featured in the exhibition that highlights Richmond’s unsung heroes from the civil rights era.
The theater project involves UR students who took courses on choreography and on the Civil Rights Movement in Richmond and Armstrong students who take part in the leadership mentoring program that is a joint effort of the school and Richmond Hill retreat in Church Hill.
Lindsey Campbell, a UR spokeswoman, said the event is aimed at sparking conversations about Richmond’s youth activists, past and present, a focus of the civil rights exhibit that is on display through Friday, May 10.