34 Frank Robinson/Lewis Ginter part 1

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This episode features Frank Robinson, the President and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden talking about Lewis Ginter and his legacy.  Lewis Ginter not only helped shape the tobacco industry in America and built the Jefferson Hotel, but he can also be considered the father of the north side of Richmond, VA.

The link to Lewis Ginter’s¬†blog post that has the picture of the bear cages can be found here.

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33 Maurie McInnis & Gregg Kimball/To Be Sold

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On this episode, Maurie McInnis & Gregg Kimball tell the podcast about the slave trade in Richmond, VA.  Richmond was one of the centers of the domestic slave trade.  McInnis is the curator of the exhibit To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade at the Library of Virginia, a professor of art history and american studies at the University of Virginia and the author of many books including Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and The American Slave Trade.  Kimball is the Director of Public Services and Out Reach for the Library of Virginia.

The database of the trans-Atlantic slave trade referenced in this episode can be found here.

Check out the Library of Virginia’s blog here.

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