Several hundred protesters hold signs and chant as they march last Friday from Abner Clay Park in Richmond’s Jackson Ward in a demonstration by #disruptJ20.
About 60 people hold a vigil and protest at the Bell Tower in Capitol Square in Downtown last Friday as President Trump was taking the oath of office in Washington.
Marchers take to the streets
of city and nation’s capital surrounding Trump inauguration
Participants in the Women’s March on Washington include thousands of men who support women’s rights as human rights.
Marchers take a break and selfies surrounded by a plethora of protest signs left outside the new Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.
Free Press honored // The Richmond Free Press was recognized by Richmond City Council on Monday on the occasion of the newspaper’s 25th anniversary. A resolution adopted by the body lauded the independently owned and operated newspaper that has served the Richmond community since its founding by the late Raymond H. Boone on Jan. 16, 1992.
Accepting the resolution are, from left, Free Press Publisher Jean Patterson Boone, widow of the Free Press founder, and Managing Editor Bonnie V. Winston.
The resolution was presented at the meeting by City Council President Chris A. Hilbert, 3rd District, center.
Joining him are council members, from left, Andreas D. Addison, 1st District; Parker C. Agelasto, 5th District; Kimberly B. Gray, 2nd District; Reva M. Trammell, 8th District; Vice President Cynthia I. Newbille, 7th District; Ellen F. Robertson, 6th District; Kristen N. Larson, 4th District; and Michael J. Jones, 9th District.
Slices of life and scenes in Richmond // This honorary street sign pays tribute to the late Andrew N. “Bo” Hobbs Jr., the former longtime girls’ basketball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School. Mr. Hobbs’ brother, Kevin Hobbs, right, spoke at the sign’s unveiling ceremony last Saturday.
Location: Hawthorne Avenue and Lancaster Road on the edge of Battery Park. Richmond City Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, 3rd District, won council approval for the sign to remember Mr. Hobbs, a longtime resident of the area who died Sept. 19. He coached the team for 17 years before retiring in 2013. He also officiated at area high school and college football games for 25 years.
Ornamental grass in North Side
$400,000 for Jackson Ward church
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, at podium, celebrates the award of a $400,000 federal preservation grant to Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church last Friday at a gathering inside the church’s 160-year-old sanctuary at 3rd and Jackson streets. Among those taking part in the announcement are (front row, from left): Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe; Congressman A. Donald McEachin; the Rev. Reuben J. Boyd Jr., the church’s pastor; and David Ruth, superintendent of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. The church is one of 39 historic African-American sites across the country to receive grants from the National Park Service through its new effort to protect significant, but often little-known civil rights sites. The church, registered as a national historic landmark since 1978, has long served as a community bastion in the fight for equality. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is to administer the grant that will be used to replace the roof and take care of other elements of the building that dates to 1857, four years before the start of the Civil War.