Report released on feedback on Lumpkin's slave jail site

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The city of Richmond has released a report on feedback received on Lumpkin's slave jail site.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1lqReKS ), the report says city residents want the site to become a place for healing, reflection and reconciliation.

The input comes from the Richmond Speaks series, which included seven public meetings around the city this year.

The report says resident also think the city should expand its plans to commemorate the slave trade beyond the Lumpkin's site.

Two events are planned Thursday. At 12:30 p.m., the Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality will discuss its plans for a memorial at Lumpkin's Jail in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. In the evening, the city is holding a final engagement session as part of the Richmond Speaks series to discuss its report.