Virginia Commonwealth University is set to conduct a celebration of its 150th anniversary.
Several ceremonies are set today (4/9) in Richmond. Governor McAuliffe will join the university faculty, staff and students at the site of Lumpkin’s jail in Shockoe Bottom where early classes were held.
A prayer ceremony will be held later at Ebenezer Baptist Church where the first classes were held for Hartshorn Memorial College, which merged with Virginia Union in 1932.
Afterward, a rededication march will head to Coburn hall on the Virginia Union Campus.