Where Humans Wore Price Tags
Today in QB's hometown, Richmond, Virginia, everybody's embracing their inner Irish by partying at a former slave market.
The location of the modern-day 17th Street Farmer's Market has been a center for commerce since 1737. Back in the day, this square saw the exchange of all sorts of goods, from shellfish to human beings. Not far from the square lie a slave jail (Lumpkin's) and cemetery (Burial Ground for Negroes).
Shamrock the Block, a free festival that saw 25,000 folks last year alone, begins today at noon, in honor of a different historically oppressed people: Irish-Americans. (Sigh). Only in Richmond!