The Old Jail
African Americans, education, slavery
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.
Charles Henry Corey, Historical Sketch of the Richmond Institute, Founded at Richmond, Va., in 1867... (Richmond, 1876), 5
Richmond: Clemmitt & Jones, steam book and job printers
Library of Virginia