The Richmond, Virginia, Slave Trail

Walking in the Footsteps of Enslaved African-Americans

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Richmond was the largest source of enslaved
Africans on the East Coast from 1830 to 1860.  Walk in the footsteps of enslaved
African-Americans following the markers on the Slave Trade Path along the James
River, past the Shockoe Bottom sites of former slave auction houses, Lumpkin’s
Slave Jail and the Negro Burial Ground.

In 2007, the 15-foot bronze Slave
Reconciliation Statue at 15th and Main Streets was unveiled, not far
from the former slave markets.

Free booklets for the 1.3-mile walk
are available from the city park system.

At A Glance

Manchester Docks, Maury Street


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