Original Author: Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
Created: 2014

Richmond’s Slave Trade

This animated 3-D presentation of mid-nineteenth-century Richmond highlights the sites where the slave trade took place. Among the locations pinpointed are the 1853 auction houses, slave jails, and hotels that played a part in the trade. This project was created by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond and was overseen by Nathaniel Ayers and Justin Madron. Students—including Lily Calaycay, Erica Havens, Francisco Cuevas, Kim D’Agostini, and Stefan St. John—built the models, and Shayna Webb did the narration.