With a stadium apparently off the table for Shockoe, Mayor Jones is pushing to memorialize Lumpkin’s Jail and is seeking community input. Two dates for a community conversation on the Lumpkin’s Jail site have been announced, with the first on Thursday, September 10 at 6PM at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. The meeting is sponsored by Mayor Jones, Delegate Delores McQuinn, and the Richmond Slave Trail Commission.
A proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park was unveiled this past weekend at a community meeting sponsored by the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project of the Defenders of Freedom, Justice, and Equality at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The proposal was born out of four community brainstorming sessions over the past year, and is intended to be presented to Mayor Jones and City Council.
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