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Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

Week in Review

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Now, back to the stories.

A yellow school bus with the words "Louisa County Public Schools" parked in a lot, with another school bus in the background
Credit: Angilee Shah/Charlottesville Tomorrow

Race is at the center of Louisa County School Board special election

About 30% of the county’s students aren’t white, but the school board has been all white since 2014.

A pile of boxes with the words "U Security," "U Allnighter," "Tampax raduant" on a wood floor
Credit: Photo courtesy of Sarah Harris

After learning that Albemarle was struggling to stock period products, a local mom took matters into her own hands

Sarah Harris is raising money to donate period products to Albemarle County Public Schools.

A black and white photo of a man lighinting a cigarette, wearing suit jacket and vest.
Credit: Courtesy of Holsinger Studio Collection, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia

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.

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