Devil's Half Acre
By Ajay Malghan
Artist: Ajay Malghan
Project: The Richmond Slave Trail
Description: From 1830 to 1860, Richmond, Virginia, was the largest supplier of enslaved Africans on the east coast of the United States. Created in 2011, the Richmond Slave Trail is a three-mile route through an area also known as the Devil’s Half Acre; it contains seventeen points, spanning from the slave ship port at Manchester Docks to Lumpkin’s slave jail. These photographs by Ajay Malghan are part of a larger work documenting the places that mark America’s history with slavery, in the context of the culture and economy slavery built.