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Chuck Richardson, a former 'bad boy' of Richmond politics, prepares for his next chapter

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Former Richmond City Councilman Henry " Chuck" Richardson at his home near Byrd Park smiles as he welcomes grandson Karl "KJ" Richardson and great-grandson Zion Richardson, 2.

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Former Richmond City Councilman Henry " Chuck" Richardson at his home near Byrd Park Plays on the pool table with great-grandson Zion Richardson, 2, as granddaughter Katarina Armstead looks on at right.

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ABOVE: Former City Council member Chuck Richardson (center) spoke in support of Gov. Ralph Northam on Feb. 11 after a racist yearbook photo emerged.

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Former Richmond City Councilman Henry " Chuck" Richardson at his home near Byrd Park with his daughter Nichole Armstead.

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Chuck Richardson, wife Phyllis and daughter Nicole.

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Henry W. "Chuck" Richardson's Henrico High School graduation photo.

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TOP: Chuck Richardson (left) conferred with Henry L. Marsh III, who was Richmond’s first black mayor. MIDDLE: Richardson accompanied white children from Oregon Hill to the Randolph Pool to swim with black children to promote racial harmony. BOTTOM: Richardson spoke during the dedication of Miss Scott’s Alley, off First Street between Grace and Franklin streets , in May 1992. The alley was named for Mary Wingfield Scott, a preservationist who had saved the town houses that are now Linden Row Inn.

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Former City Councilman Chuck Richardson sits in his Byrd Park home with family members Zion Richardson, 2; Karl “KJ” Richardson Jr.; Nichole Armstead; Nirvana Smallwood, 19 months; Kelsey Richardson; Karl “Chuckie” Richardson; Stafford Armstead, 12; Katarina Armstead; Stafford Armstead; and Richardson Armstead, 12.

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