Faculty Spotlight 2022-23

Ana Edwards

Faculty Spotlight: Ana Edwards

Written by Daniel Sunshine, Postdoctoral Fellow, History Dept., and Associate Director, Health Humanities Lab

Ana Edwards has been championing the preservation of Black history in Richmond for more than two decades. She is the founder and chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, a group that convinced the city to save Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground, the original Black municipal cemetery in Richmond. Formerly desecrated by a parking lot, the burial ground is being restored to a place of remembrance under her leadership....

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