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The Story of Virginia

“The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard”

Presenter: 
Co-authors Bobby Ukrop, Randy Hallman, and Phil Stanton. Moderated by Jamie Bosket, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society.
Duration: 
(00:51:48)

On May 16, 2018, Bobby Ukrop and his coauthors participated in a moderated discussion about their book, “The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard.” Born out of crisis, the community-wide effort to build the region’s sparkling jewel, “The Diamond,” showed what could happen with regional cooperation, a public-private partnership, and grassroots support of the citizenry. The Diamond opened on April 17, 1985, having been built in the off-season. It was a miracle! How did it happen and what can we learn about vision and teamwork from this Miracle on the Boulevard? Co-authors Bobby Ukrop, Randy Hallman, and Phil Stanton discussed their book with Jamie Bosket, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society.