A special thank you to all of those who gave their time to be interviewed:

Helen J. Armstead, Ila F. Booker, Algernon L. Brown, Essence Brown, Virginia Y. Campbell, Jes Carey, Ruby Chase, Brandon Copeland, Eric De Boer, Sarah De Boer, Joseph C. Flannigan, Regula Franz, Margaret P. Gaines, Kirsten Gray, Greta Harris, David Herring, Meghan G. Hughes, Brie Jordan-Cooley, Jeannie Kronenthal, Skip Long, Akida T. Mensah, Anne Miller, John Murden, Sarah Ochs, Lothar Pausewang, Sean Priest, Esther Quarles, Leo Rosenbaum, Nina Rosenbaum, David Shields, Sam Shields, Yvette Stanback,  Percy Strickland, Ala-Marie Strickland, C. Maurice Sydnor, Jr., John L. Taylor III, Cheyenne Varner, LaFran Walker, James W.E. Wallace III, and Chuck Wrenn.


This project would not have been possible without the support of the following individuals and organizations:


Bill Martin, Domenick Casuccio, Sarah Kim, Ken Myers, Shannon Petska


Percy Strickland, Skip Long, Amy Callaway, Daniel Komline, Matt Maio, Rosy McLean, Cheyenne Varner, Chris Whiting, Tom Widmer


Dr. Peggy Lindauer and the Department of Art History;  Sasha Waters-Freyer and the Department of Photography and Film; Ashley Kistler, Anderson Gallery; Communications Office, VCUarts Dean’s Office; Catherine Howard, Lynn Pelco and the Division of Community Engagement; Ray Bonis and Special Collections, James Branch Cabell Library


Lynda Kachurek, Meghan Rosatelli, Terry Dolson, Amy Howard, Blake Stack, Kimberly Dean, Cassie Price, Bryan Figura, Dave Cosby, Amanda Lineberry, Nicki Pugh, Michael Rogers, Chris Kemp, Matt Dewald, Paul Brockwell


Del. Delores McQuinn; Hope in the Cities: Cricket White, John Taylor, and Tee Turner; Better Housing Coalition: Lynn McAteer and Stacie Birchett; Fourth Baptist Church; East End Fellowship; Allan Rosenbaum; Evrim Dogu and Sub Rosa Bakery; Sally Schwitters, Tricycle Gardens; Samuel Patterson and Rhonda Acholes, East District Center; Ben Campbell; Kitty Snow; Matt Illian; Leigh Horvath; Eric Stepp; E.T. Moore Manufacturing; Rick’s Custom Frame; Brooke Inman; Brittany Nelson




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This project was generously supported by the Robins Foundation, and in part by a grant from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Council for Community Engagement.