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Event at UVA marks one month since Charlottesville teen was killed by police in Goochland

Gathered between the statue of Thomas Jefferson and the steps of the Rotunda, a crowd of more than 200 University of Virginia students stood silent Tuesday as LaToya Benton wiped away the tears rolling down her cheek. Exactly one month earlier, Benton’s son, Xzavier Hill, was killed by police. The students had marched from Observatory […]

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Hern family members added to UVA Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

In 1826, months after Thomas Jefferson died, the Rotunda at the University of Virginia was completed. A memorial just east of the Rotunda was dedicated 194 years later in remembrance of the enslaved laborers who built it. On Tuesday, five names were added. Myra Anderson, a descendant of enslaved laborers who built the University of […]

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Photos: UVA groups protest re-opening in ‘Die In’ event

A handful of student groups and University of Virginia staff gathered on The Lawn on Wednesday to protest the university’s decision to open for in person classes. UVADieIn_MK14 UVADieIn_MK17 UVADieIn_MK29 UVADieIn_MK10 UVADieIn_MK04 UVADieIn_MK38 UVADieIn_MK39 UVADieIn_MK05 UVADieIn_MK06 UVADieIn_MK40 UVADieIn_MK41 UVADieIn_MK47 UVADieIn_MK45 UVADieIn_MK44 UVADieIn_MK23 UVADieIn_MK36 UVADieIn_MK22 UVADieIn_MK08 Credit: Mike Kropf/Charlottesville Tomorrow UVADieIn_MK34 UVADieIn_MK20 UVADieIn_MK35 UVADieIn_MK25 UVADieIn_MK19 UVADieIn_MK18 […]

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Photos: Indivisible Charlottesville protests planned Bob Good event

Despite Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Bob Good’s lack of appearance Tuesday morning, local protesters emphatically spoke out against his platform. Dozens of demonstrators lined Hydraulic Road in front of Connect Church to protest Good and his views on LGBTQ rights. The candidate had been scheduled to speak at the Virginia Liberty Summit for Pastors […]