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

The Devil's Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail By Kristen Green, Deanna Anthony (Read by) Cover Image
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The inspiring true story of an enslaved woman who liberated an infamous slave jail and transformed it into one of the nation's first HBCUs

In The Devil's Half Acre, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Green draws on years of research to tell the extraordinary and little-known story of young Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who blazed a path of liberation for thousands. She was forced to have the children of a brutal slave trader and live on the premises of his slave jail, known as the Devil's Half Acre. When she inherited the jail after the death of her slaveholder, she transformed it into God's Half Acre, a school where Black men could fulfill their dreams. It still exists today as Virginia Union University, one of America's first Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A sweeping narrative of a life in the margins of the American slave trade, The Devil's Half Acre brings Mary Lumpkin into the light. This is the story of the resilience of a woman on the path to freedom, her historic contributions, and her enduring legacy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781668610091
ISBN-10: 1668610094
Publisher: Seal Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Language: English