From the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Facebook page:
Partners in Richmond will come together April 1-4 to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and emancipation.As someone on Facebook noted, "While the 'official' sesquicentennial will be celebrating the burning of Richmond, the Virginia Flaggers may very well be the only people standing for the Confederate soldier over the next few days."
Highlights include Thursday’s illumination and tours of the downtown area that burned in the evacuation fire; Friday’s tours and roving living history programs interpreting the first day of Union occupation; and Friday and Saturday evening memorials at Lumpkin’s Jail and the Slave Burial Ground that include a sacred ground procession to slave-trading sites, original musical tributes and an interactive finale.
On Saturday, the commemoration will take over Capitol Square with a pop-up museum, a family area, a living history area, a community tent collecting oral histories and items for a time capsule, the HistoryMobile, and two hubs for walking tours.
A commemorative parade of Union Army living history interpreters will reach Capitol Square in time for an 11 a.m. ceremony on the Capitol Portico featuring Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Union University Choir.
Complete listing of Richmond's Journey events: <snip>
Deep heartfelt thanks to you, Virginia Flaggers, for doing so.