Evidence of Historic Slave Jail Revealed in Virginia





Archaeologists are revealing some of their finds from a historic Richmond site that once was the center of Virginia's slave-trading past.

The discoveries announced Wednesday include the remains of a brick foundation at what was once known as Lumpkin's Slave Jail. A cobblestone courtyard and the remnants of a kitchen were also found.

Lumpkin's Jail was named after Robert Lumpkin, who was known as a"bully trader" for his rough handling of enslaved men, women and children.



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