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John Miller, a free black cooper and minister, built this house about 1858. It is significant as a rare surviving antebellum house in Richmond constructed by and for a free African American family. More than two thousand free blacks lived in Richm…
December 14, 1878 - November 25, 1949.Dancer · Actor · HumanitarianNative Son of Richmond———Internationally famous actor and dancer rendered many kindnesses to the citizens of Richmond.
On 1 May 1946, Richmond's first professional African American police officers were hired and assigned to the First Precinct at Smith and Marshall Streets. They were Howard T. Braxton, Doctor P. Day, Frank S. Randolph, and John W. Vann. On 16 Decem…