- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Union University is set to conduct a celebration of its 150th anniversary.

Several ceremonies are set for Thursday in Richmond.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to join university faculty, staff and students at the site of Lumpkin’s Jail in Shockoe Bottom where early classes were held.

A prayer ceremony will be held later at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the first classes were held for Hartshorn Memorial College, which merged with Virginia Union in 1932.

Afterward, a rededication march will head to Coburn Hall on the Virginia Union campus.



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