Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission Meeting and Holiday Party


Richmond City Hall

900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Richmond, Virginia  23219


All Citizens invited and encouraged to attend

WHAT        The Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission will hold its final meeting of the year, which will include a holiday party. Light refreshments will be served. All citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.

WHEN            Thursday, December 10, 2009
        4:00-6:00 p.m.
WHERE     East End Family Resource Center
2504 Jefferson Avenue (In Richmond’s Historic Church Hill Neighborhood)

WHO         The Honorable Delores L. McQuinn, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates 70th District, Chairman, Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission

CONTACT     For more information, please contact Beverly Crawford, at 804.698.1070, or deldmcquinn@house.virginia.gov

BACKGROUND _______________________________________________________________________

Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission
The Commission was established by Richmond City Council in 1998 to help promote awareness of the history and legacy of slavery in Richmond.  Recent projects have included:
•    Richmond Slave Trail designated as Historic Landmark
•    Richmond Night Walk established along the Richmond Slave Trail
•    2003 Acquisition of Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statute
•    2006 Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Archaeological Assessment
•    2007 Richmond International Unveiling of Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statue, erected in 2007 at 15th and E. Main Streets. Included design and construction of the Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statute plaza and erection of the statue.
•    2008 – 2009 Phase II Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Archaeological Assessment: which included engineering and storm water engineering
•    2008    Discovery of foundation and architectural artifacts in 2008.
•    2009 Development of the Richmond Slave Trail Marker Program, Signage and Commemorative Site: Lumpkin’s Slave Jail
•    2009 Development of the conceptual Richmond National Slavery Museum

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