Slavery Museum Closer to Becoming a Reality

May 8, 2014

First African Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Former Governor Doug Wilder says he's received lots of inquiries regarding the future of a proposed National Slavery Museum, so he's revealed what he hopes to be its new location. 

While Fredericksburg is no longer a consideration, Wilder says a historic church now owned by Virginia Commonwealth University would be ideal.

In a written statement, Wilder says that since funds for the Museum were included in the new state budget, it is the intention of the National Slavery Museum to further these discussions with the appropriate authorities, including the State Legislature and the Governor.

Wilder says he envisioned a museum in downtown Richmond, not far from where slaves were traded and herded like cattle, but at the same location where they found hope.