Three pieces from VCU Libraries’ collections to be displayed at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

This postcard of Sixth Mount Zion Church is from VCU Libraries’ Rarely Seen Richmond digital collection of postcards of vintage Richmond postcards. The church was saved from demolition in the 1950s when construction of Interstate 95 cut a swath through Jackson Ward, effectively bifurcating a historically African American neighborhood in Richmond.

This postcard of Sixth Mount Zion Church is from VCU Libraries’ Rarely Seen Richmond digital collection of postcards of vintage Richmond postcards. The church was saved from demolition in the 1950s when construction of Interstate 95 cut a swath through Jackson Ward, effectively bifurcating a historically African American neighborhood in Richmond.

Two digitized photographs and a digitized postcard from VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives will be featured in inaugural exhibitions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is slated to open Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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