An Urgent Appeal to all people of good will to help prevent plans to put a baseball stadium in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom, one of the most important historical sites for people of African descent in all of North America.
Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones won’t be briefing the City Council this week on the Shockoe Bottom stadium plan, which he withdrew from City Council consideration Tuesday night as he pleaded for more time.
Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones withdrew his proposal for a Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium from consideration Tuesday night in a last-minute gambit for more time just before the start of a City Council meeting where the plan faced near-certain defeat.
On a warm spring night, more than 150 people gathered in Shockoe Bottom, a name taken from the Native American word for a site in Richmond, Va. This part of own, bounded by I-95 and bisected by railroad lines, was central to a city that prospered from the slave trade.