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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:24 PM
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Richmond Dig Reveals Evidence of Slave Jail
http://www.tv3winchester.com/home/headlines/36301044.ht...

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.




a bit more at the link above...
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