AFAM Students Visit Capitol to Support Bill

February 9, 2018

On February 9, 2018, VCU Department of African American Studies students, (left to right, Riqia Taylor, Angela Booker, and Tameka Harvey) met with Delegate Delores McQuinn at the Virginia State Capitol to support House Bill 284. This bill will provide funding for Historic African American Cemeteries like Evergreen Cemetery and East End Cemetery.  The students met with Delegate McQuinn as part of their AFAM 499 senior capstone projects with Dr. Mignonne C. Guy, during which they will partner with students and faculty in VCU Wilder School Urban and Regional Studies/Planning and local non-profit Enrichmond to develop a master plan for Evergreen Cemetery.  AFAM 499 students' projects range from an observational study of current use of space to a community health needs assessment.  Data collected from their studies will be used to inform the Evergreen master plan and results will be presented to local community members.   

Riqia Taylor, Angela Booker, and Tameka Harvey with Delegate Delores McQuinn

(Left to right: Riqia Taylor, Angela Booker, Del. Delores McQuinn, and Tameka Harvey)