From the city press release;
The Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission and the City of Richmond will hold an historic event entitled “An Emancipation Celebration & Unveiling of the Richmond Slave Trail Markers”. During the event, 17 Richmond Slave Trail Markers will be unveiled. These markers are located throughout the Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond and mark sites that help tell the historic journey, human impact, and the role Richmond played in the tragic history of slavery.
The keynote speaker will be The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond. The event is free and open to the public and all Richmond citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. Free onsite parking is available.
This is another successful major project of the Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission, the City of Richmond, and many partners in helping to preserve and present the history of slavery in Richmond. Speakers and guests attending include:
· The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
· The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond
· The Honorable Members of Richmond City Council
· Members of the Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission
· Other Elected Officials Will Be In Attendance
Partners in the project have included the: Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission, Richmond Department of Economic Development, Venture Richmond and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
WHEN Sunday, April 3, 2011
WHERE Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Archeological Site
1500 E. Franklin Street
(Located in Northwest parking lot of Richmond Main Street Train Station
15th & Franklin Streets – bordered by E. Broad Street
In Richmond’s Historic Shockoe Bottom – Right below I-95 to the east)