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- About the Area
In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond - the capital of the Confederacy - finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units - including United States Colored Troops - entered the city. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African Americans here and across the country.
From April 1 through April 4, 2015, the Richmond Region will commemorate this momentous event in American history through a series of powerful and inclusive programs including
Visit the Richmond Region and join more than 20 historical, cultural, and academic institutions for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Use the links to the left to find out more about the Richmond Region's Civil War & Emancipation history, events and historic sites.