Humanities Moments

Reclaiming Richmond

Contributed by Dr. Ed Ayers, former President and Professor of History at the University of Richmond, former President of the Organization of American Historians, and noted public historian
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
Historian Ed Ayers discusses how Richmond, Virginia’s 2015 sesquicentennial celebration drew upon the past to re-imagine the future. He emphasizes the ways in which the event’s planners sought to honor the diversity of perspectives and lived experiences in the former capital of the Confederacy.

Title

Reclaiming Richmond

Description

Historian Ed Ayers discusses how Richmond, Virginia’s 2015 sesquicentennial celebration drew upon the past to re-imagine the future. He emphasizes the ways in which the event’s planners sought to honor the diversity of perspectives and lived experiences in the former capital of the Confederacy.

Source

The 2015 sesquicentennial in Richmond, Virginia

Date

April 2015

Contributor

Dr. Ed Ayers, former President and Professor of History at the University of Richmond, former President of the Organization of American Historians, and noted public historian

Identifier

ed-ayers-reclaiming-richmond

Referrer

NHC GSSR 2019

Location