Virginia Union University’s award-winning Athletic Director Joseph “Joe” Taylor and his cousin, Annie Reese, receive special recognition from Richmond City Council in March for their accomplishments. Mr. Taylor, one of the nation’s winningest coaches, was saluted for his induction into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame for his stellar coaching career. Ms. Reese served 50 years as a member of the Richmond Police Department Crossing Guard Unit, helping schoolchildren cross the street safely as they traveled to and from school.
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The past 12 months have seen a lot of highs and lows, with the Richmond Free Press there documenting events and life in and around Richmond.
The past 12 months have seen a lot of highs and lows, with the Richmond Free Press there documenting events and life in and around Richmond. Photographers have captured through their work many of those ups and downs — from the newly named Arthur Ashe Boulevard to blackface and sex scandals that struck the state’s top three officials. Here are photos of some of the highlights of 2019.