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Combating systemic/symbolic racism and virtual tours of enslaved people’s dwellings

Related Articles: Exhibit on John Henry James unveiled at County Office Building Food justice network creates action list for citywide food security in two-day workshop Historical marker unveiled for lynching victim John Henry James This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Norah, Ali and Emily talked with host Lewis Reining about efforts to combat symbolic and systemic […]

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Historical marker unveiled for lynching victim John Henry James

John Henry James — an African American lynching victim — now has a historical marker on the grounds of the Albemarle County Courthouse that comemorates his life.Friday afternoon, the 121st anniversary of his death, Charlottesville and Albemarle residents crowded Court Square to witness the marker’s dedication and unveiling.The decision to create the marker was part […]

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City Council members move 750 Hinton Avenue rezoning to next consent agenda

Related Articles: Hinton Avenue rezoning for apartments on church property pulled from agenda Supporters of Belmont church apartment proposal pack city meeting Charlottesville City Council Chambers overflowed Monday night with Belmont residents and the congregation and supporters of Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church. Residents largely turned out in numbers to voice their opposition to the […]

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Dunlora residents voice opposition to additional development on Rio Road

Dunlora residents do not want development near them, at least for now. More than 450 residents of the neighborhood have signed a petition to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission protesting further development on East Rio Road.  Then, on Tuesday evening, about 50 Dunlora residents gathered at the Planning Commission meeting to […]

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*F*A*S*H*I*O*N*, Jefferson’s birthday, and GOP redistricting challenge

Related Articles: No one at public hearing spoke in favor of renaming Cale Elementary Months after renaming comments, Cale’s Albemarle schools legacy still unclear Mayor calls for removal of Lewis and Clark statue This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Billy, Ali, Norah, and Elliott discuss race and legacy in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Billy describes public support […]

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Candidates reflect on primary campaigns

A crowd of over 50 gathered on the patio of Champion Brewing shortly after the primary election polls closed Tuesday. The skies were still blue, and results had yet to pour in for Virginia’s 57th District. The blue district, which represents Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County, had two women running in its Democratic primary. […]