They hope making a database publicly accessible by this summer will help them identify the descendants of those who were enslaved on the former plantation that is now a public park.
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These are the names that could replace Johnson and Burnley-Moran elementary schools
The School Board could vote on renaming the schools as soon as March.
Trial date set for lawsuit over the final disposition of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue
Judge ordered the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to reveal the statue’s location to the plaintiffs.
Charlottesville City Schools will consider changing the names of Venable and Clark elementary schools
Venable was named after a Confederate officer, Clark was named after a man who supported taking land occupied by Indigenous communities.
After 50 years of busing Westhaven kids away from their neighborhood school, City Schools votes to rezone Venable
The children in the predominantly Black public housing community have been zoned away from Venable since integration.
While Charlottesville erected Confederate monuments, hundreds of African American residents were sitting for professional portraits
A new exhibition tells the story through nearly 200 portraits taken in the Holsinger photography studio at the turn of the 20th Century.
Vinegar Hill: Get to know how this Charlottesville chef is teaching the culinary arts — and why
Here’s what Chef Antwon Brinson wants you to know about finding your focus.
Eviction filings soar as rent relief program winds down
More than 100 people crammed into the Albemarle County courthouse Thursday for yet another marathon day of eviction hearings.
Public housing resident speaks about new youth program — ‘We have to show them that those dreams are possible’
“We’re so busy trying to tell them to be still, to be quiet and behave. How can they grow like that?” says Asia Green.
After struggling as a child, mother and grandmother in Charlottesville public housing, Mary Anderson wants to help a new generation thrive
Anderson grew up in Westhaven in the 1970s and now lives there in her grandmother’s old unit.