RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond’s mayor, Dwight Jones, along with Richmond City Council, kicked off the development of the historic Lumpkin’s Slave Jail site this morning.
Governor Terry McAuliffe was also in attendance at the ceremony commemorating the historic location.
The event also commemorated Gabriel’s Rebellion, an unsuccessful slave revolt that happened nearby in 1800.
The event is named for the man that led the revolt, Gabriel Prosser.
The event took place at 10 a.m. at the corner of 15th and Franklin Street.