RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Governor Terry McAuliffe is taking steps to preserve African American history in Richmond and across the Commonwealth.
On Wednesday, he signed two bills granting more than $34,000 to fix up two neglected graveyards.
The East End and Evergreen Cemeteries is where many of Richmond’s historical icons are buried.
Lawmakers say the governor’s efforts are a way to reclaim African American sacred places in Richmond.
The second piece of legislation will focus on preserving the history of formerly enslaved African Americans across the state.