In partnership with the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond will co-host the official dedication of Arthur Ashe Boulevard on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. on the museum’s front lawn, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The dedication will include a ceremonial sign unveiling and remarks from local and state elected officials, including Congressman John Lewis (GA-05), a renowned civil rights activist. The event is free and open to the public. Tell us if you are planning to attend.
Following the dedication ceremony, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) will host members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the museum for a State of Black America town hall at 2:00 p.m. where members of the CBC will discuss a variety of pressing issues affecting Black Americans. Participating members of Congress include CBC Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressman John Lewis (GA-02), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04). This event is also free and open to the public.
Be sure to plan on visiting the Determined exhibition while you're at the museum.