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Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had at the turn of the 20th century one of the largest black business districts in America.

Author Elvatrice Parker Belsches takes an in-depth look at the medical pioneers, civil rights activists, education leaders, and enterprising bankers that are listed among the city’s African-American sons and daughters.

Books will be available for purchase. A book signing will follow.