Richmond Slave Trail

Richmond Slave Trail
Richmond Slave Trail
Address
Manchester Docks
Maury Street
Richmond, VA 23224
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 646-7955
Phone: (804) 646-3012
Website www.richmondgov.com/CommissionSlaveTrail
Manchester Slave Docks www.hmdb.org/marker.asp

Richmond Slave Trail is a walking trail that chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia, especially Richmond, to other locations in the Americas until 1865.

It begins at Manchester Docks, a major port in the massive downriver Slave Trade that made Richmond the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast of America from 1830 to 1860. The trail then follows a route through the slave markets of Richmond, beside the Reconciliation Statue commemorating the international triangular slave trade, past Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the Negro Burial Ground to First African Baptist Church, a center of African-American life in pre-Civil War Richmond.




Last Updated: 11/9/2012 2:33 PM
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