All Our Sorrows Heal: Restoring Richmond's East End Cemetery
September 4, 2015–March 11, 2016
Established in 1897, East End Cemetery sits on sixteen acres of overgrown land in Henrico County and the City of Richmond. This special exhibition, featuring the words and photographs of Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer, sheds light on the historic cemetery, the African American men and women buried there, and the family members and volunteers who are seeking to reclaim the grounds and our history.
Brian Palmer is a journalist and a scholar in residence at Virginia Commonwealth University. Palmer began his career at the Village Voice, served as Beijing bureau chief for US News & World Report, and was an on-air correspondent for CNN before going freelance in 2002. In 2008, he completed his first feature-length documentary, Full Disclosure, about embedding in Iraq with a U.S. Marine infantry unit. Erin Hollaway Palmer is an editor, writer, and educator. Before moving to Virginia from New York, she was managing editor of Parade magazine, and prior to that, of National Geographic Adventure. Their documentary, Make the Ground Talk, traces their journey to reveal the story of a vanished black community in Tidewater Virginia.