Run Richmond 16.19 mirrors route enslaved Africans walked: 'Look at the scenery'

RICHMOND, Va. – The Run Richmond 16.19 event led runners throughout the city to honor the achievements of African Americans in Virginia.Runners on ...

September 19, 2022
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RICHMOND, Va. – The Run Richmond 16.19 event led runners throughout the city to honor the achievements of African Americans in Virginia.Runners on the symbolic 16.19 kilometer course, which was just over 10 miles, experienced the places where enslaved Africans took their first steps on American soil after being brought to Richmond.Saturday's run was part of the Africa Reconnect series being held by the Djimon Hounsou Foundation.'I was forced to stop many times along the tracks and to sort of look at the scenery – the ground on which my ancestors walked centuries ago,' Hounsou said.

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