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We are getting started at @theValentineRVA. I’ve been to a lot of these and they have never started with a content warning.... this one just did. If you need to mute this thread, do it. Put your mental and emotional health first. #ControversyHistory 🧜🏻‍♀️
As always, we are starting with polling of demographics and opinions of the room. #ControversyHistory 🧜🏻‍♀️
Question to test tonight’s technology.

General consensus (68%) is that he needs to get up out of there.

Moonwalk of shame!!!!!!

8% don’t know what he should do.

#ControversyHistory 🧜🏻‍♀️
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THREAD! Now that everyone is looking, wanna to learn some history about RVA's racism? @theValentineRVA has a series called #ControversyHistory that explores our difficult history. TOMORROW the topic will be #healthcare disparities. This include's medical college graverobbing.
In December, on our weekly show #MUNICIPALMANIA, we spoke with Dr. Shawn Utsey about his research documented in Until the Well Runs Dry regarding the history at the Medical College of VA of using black bodies in the name of medical advancement.

Part of Utsey's research was around a man named Chris Baker who was the medical college's anatomical man. There is a well documented history of Baker stealing bodies for the medical college. In 1882 Baker & med students were caught grave robbing together & Governor pardoned them.
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How many times has someone told you that slavery would have eventually ended naturally as the south grew out of agriculture and entered industry? For me it’s a lot.

How many times have you heard slavery was on the decline by the start of the Civil War? Also a lot. (2/20) 🧜🏻‍♀️
Those claims?
Not reality.
Definitely not reality in Richmond.
What did slavery look like just before the Civil War began? Let’s talk about it. (3/20) 🧜🏻‍♀️
“When David Goldfield sampled ten percent of Richmond’s white ‘non-elite’ from 1850 to 1860, he found that more than half of the male heads of household were slaveowners. (This was more than double the percentage that even owned their homes.)”-Black Labor by Peter Rachleff (4/20)
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Buckle up folks. If you don’t have #ControversyHistory on your calendar already, I’m about to make a case for you to add it.

The topic is race and labor. They will be drawing connections between Antebellum Richmond and the present day. (1/20) 🧜🏻‍♀️
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