Charles Haden, 4, joins his father, Kuchumbi Hayden, as his mother Chenequa Hayden (not shown) participates in the Candle Lighting Ceremony during the 33rd Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival at Greater Richmond Convention Center on Dec. 30.
The Rev. A. Lincoln James Jr. delivers the keynote address during the Emancipation Day Service on New Year’s Day at Sharon Baptist Church in Henrico County.
The program included songs performed by a 48-voice choir drawn from various churches in Richmond and surrounding areas, directed here by L.T. Ray.
The site of an African burial ground at 5th and Hospital streets is shown from Interstate 64 going westbound. The name of the burial ground was added to the front side of a repainted gas station building constructed in 1959 at 1305 N. 5th St. Also known as the Shockoe Hill Burial Ground, the 1.2 acre plat on which this building stands is part of the original 1816 “Burying Ground for Free People of Colour” and the “Burying Ground for Negroes” (enslaved).
Setting sun over the James in Charles City