September 27, 2012
By Chelyen Davis | fredericksburg.com
A man who donated nearly 100 artifacts to the U.S. National Slavery Museum says that even though a judge last week dismissed the museum’s bankruptcy case, he still doubts he’ll ever see his artifacts on display.
Therbia Parker Sr. just wants his items back, and says he no longer believes former governor Doug Wilder will be able to get the museum built.
“I want my artifacts back, because (Wilder) has deceived me along with other people and, in all reality, that museum will never ever be built,” Parker said.
“In the meantime, I would love to have those artifacts back in my possession. Those artifacts weren’t donated to me, I spent my money to buy them. My wife and I drove all across the country practically in search of artifacts.”
On Friday, a Richmond federal judge dismissed the museum’s bankruptcy case, after a request by museum attorney Sandra Robinson. Read More...