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Legacies of Emancipation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Initiatives of Change USA partners with the American Civil War Museum and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to present “Legacies of Emancipation”.

The Civil War resulted in the emancipation of 4 million enslaved African Americans. Explore how the choices and events in the transition from enslavement to freedom continue to shape the lives of Americans over 150 years later.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author
Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut
Christy Coleman, American Civil War Museum CEO

Coates will also discuss his latest book, The Water Dancer, published in September 2019.


The Virginia Museum of History and Culture's exhibit, "Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality" will remain open for extended evening hours so that program attendees may visit.

Please DM the American Civil War Museum for how to get your name on a waitlist at 804.649.1861.

$20 General Admission
$15 for ACWM + VMHC Members
$10 for students and educators.

Earlier Event: October 5
Brown Girls Narratives Painting Event
Later Event: October 27