After the Civil War and Lumpkin’s death, the real estate was left to Mary who took Lumpkin’s name and was known as his wife. She turned the jail into a school that later became Virginia Union University.

In the last hearing, the Richmond City Council voted that building negotiations should continue. They will reconvene at the end of the month.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Richmond Slave Market  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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