A few months back I posted about the Richmond Slave Trail. Recently, I was able to explore the end of trail that I missed on my first visit. I started by crossing the Mayo Bridge and then took the paved path on the Manchester Side. I went under the Mayo Bridge, a train track andContinue reading “Richmond Slave Trail Pt. II”
Ancarrow’s Landing has quite an interesting history that covers slavery, ecological issues and more modern recreational uses. During the 1800s, Ancarrow’s Landing was the location of the Manchester Slave Docks. Enslaved people were unloaded here and then transported on land to various locations. Because of that, this piece of land is actually the start ofContinue reading “Ancarrow’s Landing”
The Richmond Slave Trail is a pedestrian path through the city that mirrors the path slaves took once they arrived in America. It starts at Ancarrow’s Landing and ends at the First African Baptist Church. Along the trail you also pass the Reconciliation Statue, Lumpkin’s Slave Jail and the African Burial Ground.