The idea of a stadium in the Bottom doesn’t sit well with some folks*;
We would like the officials of the Greater Richmond Chamber, Venture Richmond and the Richmond Flying Squirrels to understand that there will be no baseball stadium or any other sports venue constructed on the land where hundreds of thousands of African women, men, children and even babies were sold like chattel animals in order that the wealthy white businessmen of that era could profit from their unpaid labor and suffering.
That is simply not going to happen. Period.
* The authors of the editorial are : Ana Edwards is chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project. King Salim Khalfani is executive director of the Virginia State Conference NAACP. Shawn Utsey is chair of the Africana Department of Virginia Commonwealth University. Phil Wilayto is editor of The Virginia Defender.