Anchor Ron Allen and a crew from NBC Nightly News journeyed to Richmond this summer to meet the family, volunteers, and staff who are leading the effort to restore historic Evergreen Cemetery. Among those interviewed are Liza Mickens, great-great granddaughter of Maggie L. Walker, who emerged in the late 1800s as a leading figure in the rebuilding of Richmond after the Civil War. Describing the site, Mickens said, “I think that it truly is a treasure to Richmond, but also to the nation.”
Watch the video above. To get involved in the effort to restore Evergreen, visit the Enrichmond Foundation’s site at https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/.