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The Devil's Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail

Author: Kristen Green.

The Devil's Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail

Author: Kristen Green.

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Item #: D32102
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781541675636
Forced to marry the man who enslaved her, Mary Lumpkin bore him five children and lived on the premises of his slave jail, known as the "Devil's Half Acre." When she inherited the building after his death, Mary transformed it into "God's Half Acre," a school where Black men could fulfill their dreams. Today it still exists as Virginia Union University, one o... More
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Forced to marry the man who enslaved her, Mary Lumpkin bore him five children and lived on the premises of his slave jail, known as the "Devil's Half Acre." When she inherited the building after his death, Mary transformed it into "God's Half Acre," a school where Black men could fulfill their dreams. Today it still exists as Virginia Union University, one of America's first Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Here Kristen Green tells the story of this resilient woman, and celebrates her enduring legacy.


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