Hidden Things Brought to Light: Finding Lumpkin's Jail and Locating the Burial Ground for Negroes
On Saturday, February 28, 2009, the community was invited to attend a conference about Richmond's African American history, "Hidden Things Brought to Light: Finding Lumpkin's Jail and Locating the Burial Ground for Negroes." Sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Richmond Slave Trail Commission, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the half-day conference presented recent scholarship on two downtown Richmond historical sites, the Burial Ground for Negroes and Lumpkin's Slave Jail, both of which have special importance for the history of African Americans in Virginia.
Welcome & Introductions: Length: 0:6:44 | Format: MP3 audio | Size: 6.2 mb | audio file
Kathleen Kilpatrick, Director, Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources
Paul Levengood, President and CEO, Virginia Historical Society
Dr. Lauranett Lee, Curator of African American History, Virginia Historical Society
Presentation: Length: 0:33:20 | Format: MP3 audio | Size: 30.5 mb | audio file
"Shockoe Valley Topography and the Slave Trade"
By Jeffrey Ruggles, Curator of Prints and Photographs, Virginia Historical Society
Presentation: Length: 0:27:10 | Format: MP3 audio | Size: 24.8 mb | audio file
"Locating the 1809 Negro Burial Ground"
By Dr. Chris Stevenson, Archaeologist, Capital Regional Preservation Office, VDHR
Questions on first two presentations:
Length: 0:10:30 | Format: MP3 audio | Size: 9.6 mb | audio file
"Finding Lumpkin's Jail"
By Matt Laird, Ph.D., The James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., principal investigator for Lumpkin's Slave Jail
Questions on third presentation and Community Discussion Session
Moderated by Dr. Lauranett Lee
• Virginia Department of Historic Resources
• City of Richmond's Slave Trail Commission
• Virginia Historical Society