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The Old Jail

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Title

The Old Jail

Subject

African Americans, education, slavery

Description

The American Baptist Home Mission Society opened the Richmond Theological School for Freedmen in 1865. Its first classes met in the former slave jail of Richmond trader Robert Lumpkin, where iron bars remained in the windows. It was the first institution of higher education for African Americans in Virginia and later became Virginia Union University.

Source

Charles Henry Corey, Historical Sketch of the Richmond Institute, Founded at Richmond, Va., in 1867... (Richmond, 1876), 5

Publisher

Richmond: Clemmitt & Jones, steam book and job printers

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Engraving

Identifier

15_1075_009

Coverage

Richmond, Virginia