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Lumpkin's Jail

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Dec 4, 2017 8:00 AM

Consultants and community participants gathered in Manchester on Saturday to focus on how to tell the story of the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail/Devil’s Half Acre site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Oct 21, 2017 9:35 PM News

To bridge our divides, we must fully lay bare Shockoe Bottom's painful past. more

May 17, 2017 11:15 AM News

Speakers at the "Lumpkin's Jail Site Project" hearing called for a broader scope for memorializing Shockoe Bottom's slave trade history. more

Mar 8, 2017 8:30 AM News

The city is moving forward with the commemoration of the Lumpkin’s Jail site, Mayor Dwight C. Jones told a crowd of several hundred onlookers gathered in Shockoe Bottom on Monday morning for a kickoff ceremony. more

Oct 10, 2016 6:15 PM News

A community group continues to challenge city plans for the proper commemoration of Richmond's slave trade history. more

Oct 4, 2016 4:11 PM News

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Amid rumors that he is mulling a mayoral run in 2016, former gov. and mayor L. Douglas Wilder penned a blistering, blustering guest column in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Here are our five takeaways. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM Politics

Richmonders want a physical site that recognizes the city’s long overlooked role in the domestic slave trade and its implications. But when and where will they finally receive it? more

Jan 26, 2016 12:29 PM Features

Organizers of the “Richmond Speaks” series published a 72-page “Key Findings” report, marking the end of a four-month-long public engagement period for the highly anticipated $13 million project at the Lumpkin’s Jail site. more

Jan 25, 2016 12:00 PM News

January 2016 editor's letter by Susan J. Winiecki, Richmond magazine's associate publisher and editorial director more

Dec 28, 2015 4:37 PM NEWS & FEATURES

Who had good year? And who didn’t? The year that was, summed up more

Dec 7, 2015 1:46 PM , , , , Features

A new report compiles input from the "Richmond Speaks" community meeting series held in September and October on the future of the Lumpkin's Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Dec 7, 2015 12:30 PM News

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Ahead of a VCU and VUU-hosted symposium on race, the former Governor weighs in on the Black Lives Matter movement, his plans for a national slavery museum, and the city's 2016 mayoral race. more

Oct 15, 2015 2:30 AM News

The Jones administration will hold community meetings to gather ideas on how best to memorialize the Lumpkin’s Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Aug 13, 2015 5:44 PM News

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