This frank discussion on race focusing on Peeples¬†life includes growing up on Richmond’s south side, playing basketball for VCU, witnessing the sit-in by the Richmond 34, the desegregation of many of Richmond’s eateries, and much more.
Completely unrelated to the rest of the conversation, he briefly¬†talks about Lady Wonder the Talking Horse. ¬†If anyone knows anything else more about Lady Wonder, or ever visited Lady Wonder please¬†get in touch with me.
This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865. ¬†It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city. ¬†During Lincoln’s “adventure” to Richmond he¬†fights with his wife, witnesses his 2 admirals make mistakes, looses his Presidential boat, is mobbed by newly freed enslaved people,¬†and much more all accompanied by his son Tad and it was Tad’s 12th birthday.
This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began¬†April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed. ¬†The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the Confederacy does not end the Civil War but the writing is on the wall. ¬†Gorman is a Historian and Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks.