You have two chances to join author and Virginia Humanities Fellow Kristen Green for a free, public talk about her research project on Mary Lumpkin, who was purchased as a child by the notorious Virginia slave trader Robert Lumpkin. This one takes place May 1 in Charlottesville.
At thirteen, Mary Lumpkin had the first of five children with Robert Lumpkin, all of whom lived for a time in his slave jail. Green, a longtime newspaper reporter, will share her journey to learn more about Mary Lumpkin and her descendants’ journey out of slavery by tapping into the Library of Virginia’s vast resources.
Green is the author of Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County, which won both the Literary Award for Nonfiction and People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction from the Library in 2016.
This talk is free and open to the public. Free parking is available underneath the Library building.