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 Hammond said...

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