Benjamin Ross/ Rev John Jasper and 6th Mt Zion Baptist Church

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Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church- 1867Benjamin Ross, Historian at 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church which dates back to 1867and started in a Confederate  horse stable by the James River.

 

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Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1887 for the church’s collection

 

 

 

The Church was started by the charismatic Rev John Jasper who is most famous for his “Stars Do Move” sermon that proved the Earth was flat and that the Sun revolved around the Earth using the bible.

 

 

 

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The hat worn by The Rev John Jasper

The hat worn by The Rev John Jasper with the stained glass windows from the original building on Duval St in Jackson Ward., photo by Jeff Majer

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Interior of 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church, photo by Jeff Majer

Baseball in Richmond/ John O’Connor

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In this special baseball episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast there are 3 guests, John O’ Connor, Betty Dementi, and Guy Kinman. ¬†Topics include The Diamond, The Richmond Braves, The Flying Squirrels, Babe Ruth, Chipper Jones, Tate Field, and much more.

John O’Connor, a staff writer for the Richmond-Times Dispatch, discusses the history of The Diamond. ¬†There is a long standing debate about what to do with The Diamond and this is a look back at its somewhat short history. ¬†John O’Connor also references Richmond’s rich baseball history before The Diamond.

Betty Dementi is the subject of the previous episode and the retired owner of Dementi Studios.  These baseball stories were not included in the earlier episode.  To see the picture referenced in the first Betty Dementi portion click.

Guy Kinman is a LGBT activist in Richmond.  There will be a future episode with more of the conversation with Kinman but I this is some unrelated baseball stories that he told.

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Betty Dementi from Dememti Studios

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On this episode, Betty Dementi, the retired owner of Dementi Studios, which opened in 1924 and is the longest continuously operating photographic studio in Richmond, VA.  Mrs. Dementi tells host Jeff Majer about the history of the studio and the hay-day of the Grace St corridor.  The very charming, Mrs. Dementi also shares some quirky stories about a possible spy, a photo shy politician, snow, the streetcars and much more.

This is a link to some of the amazing collection that the studio holds.

Dementi Studios is at 121 E Grace St  Richmond, VA 23219

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Episode 6. Ben Anderson/ Hippodrome Theater

The Hippodrome as it looked when it opened in 1913.  The original building burns.  The fire is covered in the podcast. Photo from Richmond Times-Distpatch

The Hippodrome Theater as it looked when it opened in 1913. The original building burns. The fire is covered in the podcast. Photo from Richmond Times-Distpatch

Ben Anderson, Park Guide for the National Park Service has done intensive research on Richmond’s most famous historic black theater, the Hippodrome. ¬†Anderson has a conversation with host Jeff Majer, about the theater in Jackson Ward. ¬†The theater is celebrating its 100th birthday and the conversation covers almost all 100 years.

 

The Hippodrome Theater as of 9/14/13, photo by Jeff Majer

The Hippodrome Theater as of 9/14/13, photo by Jeff Majer

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Episode 3. Patrick Henry, Founding Father

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In this episode, Jeff Majer sits down with the first Governor of Virginia, lawyer and Founding Father Patrick Henry at¬†St John’s Church¬†in Richmond, Va, the site of Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech. ¬†Patrick Henry is portrayed by Kevin Grantz, a re enactor from St John’s Church.

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Kolltz What Makes a True Richmonder

An interview with Harry Kollatz.  He is a 20 year vet writing about RVA at Richmond Magazine and to author of 2 books from History Press about Richmond, Real Richmond Stories and Richmond in Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragist, Sex and Murder.  This is a clip from the pre interview.  The later book will be the topic of the longer conversation to be posted July 1.