Virginia Union University is celebrating its 150th Anniversary during the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Please join us on October 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. for "Telling Our Story: Voices from the Past.” There are anniversary events happening each month throughout the year. Click on the Calendar of Events button for the latest information.
October 28, 2014
"Telling Our Story: Voices from the Past”
11:00 a.m., Wilder Library Lecture Hall
Richmond Theological School for Freedmen and Wayland Seminary, the two schools that merged to form Virginia Union, were founded in 1865. Richmond Theological held its first organized school in Lumpkin’s Jail, a jail for runaway slaves and slave auction complex until the end of the Civil War. Virginia Union archivists Selicia Allen and Adam Zimmerli will share insight into the life of the early students. Current theology students will read the writings of students from the 1800’s. Special guest: Dr. Matthew Laird, who served as the principal investigator for the recent archaeological dig at the site of the old Lumpkin’s Jail.