Friday, September 10, 2010

The Pachyderms’ Revenge - Racism and the Mosque in Richmond, Va

We have another guest contributor --  Dr. Edward H. Peeples, Jr. is Emeritus Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at VCU where he taught for more than thirty years. Ed is a native of Richmond and spent most of his adult life as a civil rights advocate involved in a variety of human rights reforms in Virginia.

Ed sent us this essay, The Pachyderms' Revenge, last week. It is about racism and a bit of revenge. The essay is available in PDF form HERE.

To learn more about the Mosque's music history click HERE.


CM said...

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but "The Pachyderms' Revenge" wasn't it. What a hilarious bit of bittersweet history! "Head for the hills! The shovel's broken!" I'll never be able to visit the Landmark Theater without thinking about this wonderful slice of revenge.

paul_h said...

Great local and personal history. We need to record all the living history we can.