When: Mon., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. 2017
The 20-minute film, which features the vocal talents of Daphne Maxwell Reid and Zeke Alton, incorporates the latest scholarship on Maggie Walker, whose story of empowerment and civic engagement has sparked renewed interest over the past several years. Using archival images from the Library of Virginia, Virginia Union University, and other Richmond institutions, Carry On explores the personal challenges Walker faced as an African-American entrepreneur in post-Civil War Richmond. Following the film, viewers are invited to a conversation with National Park Service staff. Light refreshments will be served.