Emely Cabrera, 10, waits to perform with El Groupa La Palma during the 13th St. Elizabeth’s Jazz and Food Festival on Saturday in Highland Park. About 300 people attended this year’s event that helped jumpstart several local performances during Richmond Music Week.
Seventy-three years ago, 10 men made history as the first Black firefighters in Richmond. In 2021 artists Sir James Thornhill, Jason Ford and Kevin Orlosky paid tribute to the firefighters with a mural painted on the wall of Mocha Temple on North 2nd Street in Jackson Ward. Charles L. Belle, William E. Brown, Douglas P. Evans, Harvey S. Hicks II, Warren W. Kersey, Bernard C. Lewis, Farrar Lucas, Arthur L. Page, Arthur C. St. John and Linwood M. Wooldridge manned Engine Company No. 9 in September in 1950, according to published reports.
Stairway to where at Lewis Ginter