Slave trail unveiling this weekend

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We have a sneak peak at some of the slave trail markers that will be unveiled this Sunday in Richmond. It's a major step for the city.

Those who worked hard for ten years to preserve the history of slavery in Richmond are excited for this unveiling.

It cost more than $200,000 to make the markers and a lot of patience over the years.

"It's phenomenal because all of this time, so many of us who live here, grew up here, knew nothing about this history," said Richmond Delegate, Delores McQuinn.

The Lumpkin's Jail is one of 17 sites that will be unveiled. Historic photos, diagrams, maps, and a story - that's what you'll get on this trail.

There are some pretty intense stories and it brings clarity, it brings a level of understand to what when on and it really puts us in that time zone," said McQuinn.

The unveiling is this Sunday - April 10th at the Lumpkin's Jail site on 15th and Franklin streets. The event starts at 3pm and the keynote speaker will be Mayor Dwight Jones.

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