Assaddique Abdul-Rahman, an organizer with New Virginia Majority, leads a chant during a demonstration in support of various bills on Lobby Day outside of the General Assembly Building at the state Capitol in Richmond Va., Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Assaddique Abdul-Rahman, an organizer with New Virginia Majority, leads a chant during a demonstration in support of various bills on Lobby Day outside of the General Assembly Building at the state Capitol in Richmond Va., Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

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Emergency responders fight a fire after lightning struck the house of Ola Slaughter in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

Emergency responders fight a fire after lightning struck the house of Ola Slaughter in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

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A group of students hugs during a walk out at Buford Middle School against gun violence following the shooting deaths of three students at UVa. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

A group of students hugs during a walk out at Buford Middle School against gun violence following the shooting deaths of three students at UVa. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. 

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Anthony Clary gestures as he runs through confetti during the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k in Richmond Va., on Saturday April 22, 2023.

Anthony Clary gestures as he runs through confetti during the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k in Richmond Va., on Saturday April 22, 2023.

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Kalen Anderson processes through the arena at an Upper Mattaponi Pow Wow in King William County, Va, on Saturday May 27, 2023.

Kalen Anderson processes through the arena at an Upper Mattaponi Pow Wow in King William County, Va, on Saturday May 27, 2023.

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From left, Curtis Elementary School students Jacqueline Aldana Gonzalez, Jordyn Barton and Andy Perez Luna wave goodbye to their teachers on the last day of the 2022-23 year for Chesterfield County Public Schools on Friday, June 2, 2023.

From left, Curtis Elementary School students Jacqueline Aldana Gonzalez, Jordyn Barton and Andy Perez Luna wave goodbye to their teachers on the last day of the 2022-23 year for Chesterfield County Public Schools on Friday, June 2, 2023.

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Mustafa, a seventh grader at Buford Middle School, has his hair cut on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.

Mustafa, a seventh grader at Buford Middle School, has his hair cut on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. Local barbers and hair braiders give free hair cuts and braids to students and staff thanks to a collaboration between Charlottesville Schools and 100 Black Men of Central Virginia. 

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Friends and family members of Sherrell Brown, who has been missing for over three months, attend a news conference outside her home in Petersburg on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.

Friends and family members of Sherrell Brown, who has been missing for over three months, attend a news conference outside her home in Petersburg on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. She vanished without explanation, an act that her family said was completely inconsistent with her character.

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Alene Lawson opens a drawer in the kitchen of her house which on caught fire the day before in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Alene Lawson opens a drawer in the kitchen of her house which on caught fire the day before in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

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A demonstrator holds up a sign in front of the Charlottesville Police Station during a Black Lives Matter march in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

A demonstrator holds up a sign in front of the Charlottesville Police Station during a Black Lives Matter march in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

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A Robert E. Lee monument is taken off of its plinth in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

A Robert E. Lee monument is taken off of its plinth in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

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A local activist leads a chant during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., on June 21, 2020.

A local activist leads a chant during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., on June 21, 2020.

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​Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards, reflected in a screen, participates in a press briefing following a shooting at Huguenot High School's graduation ceremony. Richmond Va., Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards, reflected in a screen, participates in a press briefing following a shooting at Huguenot High School's graduation ceremony. Richmond Va., Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

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Bill Gray experiences chamber music by Mozart in a six dimensional audio and visual virtual reality at the Center of Developing Entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Bill Gray experiences chamber music by Mozart in a six dimensional audio and visual virtual reality at the Center of Developing Entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A talk by Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Co-Artistic Director Timothy Summers preceded the experience.

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An abortion rights demonstration in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a window in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday, June 24, 2022.
An abortion rights demonstration in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a window in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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​A person places a flower on a memorial before a memorial service in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Over 9,000 students and locals attended the service at John Paul Jones Arena to honor three student football players who were killed.

A person places a flower on a memorial before a memorial service in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Over 9,000 students and locals attended the service at John Paul Jones Arena to honor three student football players who were killed on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

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​Former Charlottesville Police Chief Dr. RaShall Brackney becomes emotional at a press conference in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Former Charlottesville Police Chief Dr. RaShall Brackney becomes emotional at a press conference in front of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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​University of Virginia students yell during a march for Palestine in Charlottesville Va., on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

University of Virginia students yell during a march for Palestine in Charlottesville Va., on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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