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Monday, January 21, 2008

Things to do in Richmond on MLK Day

Visit the Maggie L Walker house and see a vibrant, hopeful time for African Americans in Richmond. Maggie Walker was born a slave during the Civil War and grew up to be the first woman to charter and serve as president of a bank in the United States.

Visit Spring Park where Gabriel planned a slave rebellion that could have changed American history. Gabriel, his two brothers, and 24 of their followers were hanged when the plot was discovered.

Walk the Slave Trail Walk and ponder the fear and misery felt by enslaved Africans deboarding in a strange new world after weeks of misery during the middle passage.

Go to the VCU Day of Service

The VCU AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration will take place on January 21, 2008 at the VCU Student Commons (Richmond Salons I-III) from 10am-2pm.

"Everyone can be great because anybody can serve" as stated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be the motto throughout the VCU AmeriCorps celebration.

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