Richmond Slave Trail (Reconciliation Statue; Lumpkin’s Jail, etc.)
Oliver Northup, immortalized in the harrowing memoir and film, Twelve Years a Slave, was among the countless lives tragically altered by the Richmond, Virginia slave trade. The state capital was the largest exporter of enslaved Americans on the east coast from 1830–1860. The city unveiled the Richmond Slave Trail in 2011. The 17-marker route begins at Manchester Docks, and continues to the Reconciliation Statue commemorating the international triangular trade, through “the Devil’s Half Acre” and Lumpkin’s Slave Jail site, on to the Negro Burial Ground and First African Baptist Church.
Image: Library of Virginia