From RTD Members of the city tourism and historical communities met last week to work out ways to highlight both trails. The Liberty Trail would connect historical sites in downtown Richmond, patterned on the Freedom Trail in Boston. The Slave Trail marks sites related to Richmond’s role as one of the nation’s largest slave markets [...]
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Want to get involved in the Historic Slave Trail? You get a chance on Thursday. The Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission will hold a meeting regarding the work and ongoing projects of the Richmond Slave Trail Commission in helping to preserve and present the history of slavery in Richmond. The meeting is free and [...]
From the City Press Release; Richmond City Council invites all interested persons living or working in the City of Richmond to apply to serve as a member of the Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission. Council has five open positions to appoint to this commission. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2011. Established by [...]
On Sunday the Governor, Mayor and Reverend Marcus Martin, Janine Bell, Reverend Benjamin Campbell and Delegate Delores L. McQuinn, who is the Slave Trail Commission chairperson unveiled 17 trail markers that provide insight into a slave’s journey into Richmond and slavery.
From RTD Last Sunday, Richmond was poised to take an important step in acknowledging its role as home to the largest domestic slave export business in the U.S. Doing so a week later than planned is, at the least, a symbolic misstep. A city that has resided for centuries on the wrong side of history [...]
I posted about the “official” unveiling of the signs and the subsequent date change for the the ceremony. The reason for the date change was VCU’s semi-successful basket ball trip down to Texas, even though there was no game on Sunday, the mayor and others felt that VCU students wouldn’t attend. Richmond Defenders for Freedom, [...]
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 [...]
Seventeen signs detailing the slave trail experience should be up in early April.
Commemorate Black History Month by walking the route trod by enslaved Americans in the first ½ of the 19th century. Look for the many signs of slave labor still visible in Richmond. Walk is 2 mile one way, but can be shortened if group prefers to drive parts. Meet at Ancarrow’s Landing Park (Manchester Docks) [...]