- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A four-day commemoration in Richmond will mark the 150th anniversary of the fall of the Confederacy’s capital.

The commemoration is set for April 1-4. It will include programs, tours of the city’s historic areas, and an evening projection of images on modern downtown buildings representing fires that burned as the city was evacuated.

Richmond fell on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers says in a news release that the commemoration will showcase Richmond’s journey from slavery and war to today.

Ayers is one of the leaders of the commemoration’s sponsor, the Future of Richmond Past.

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