City Council approves funding for National Slavery Museum in Shockoe Bottom
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 7:52 AM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - This week, City Council members approved funding to begin work on creating a National Slavery Museum in Shockoe Bottom.
According to council documents, the city plans to put the slavery museum at the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail near Main Street Station.
A total of $1.3 million will be transferred to the “Enslaved African Heritage Campus Project” with $300,000 for creating a National Slavery Museum Foundation
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