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June 06, 2018
Albemarle County is joining local efforts to memorialize John Henry James, who was lynched there in 1898. On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors discussed collecting soil from the lynching site as part of the Equal Justice Initiative memorial project. According to EJI research, more than 4,000 racial terror lynchings ...
March 30, 2018
Fluvanna County held a memorial ceremony on Tuesday for William Young, a victim of an 1892 lynching in Palmyra. A similar commemoration is gaining momentum in Charlottesville. On March 19, Charlottesville’s City Council voted, 4-0, to expedite its plans to memorialize John Henry James, the victim of an 1898 ...
February 14, 2018
In an examination of how the principles of civility and freedom of speech could build a brighter future in communities, the executive director of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center said Wednesday that she is reluctant to endorse traditional ideas about civility as a guiding principle for public discourse ...
January 14, 2018
Some say politeness insignificant compared with need for change Since the deadly Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, locals have come before Charlottesville’s City Council to demand answers about the summer, air their grievances and press for change from their government. Over the past six months, meetings have been ...
February 04, 2017
Some concerns about the future of the Jefferson School City Center were allayed last week after the Charlottesville City Council directed staff to provide nearly $1 million to help stabilize one of the two anchor tenants in the historic building that re-opened as a multi-purpose civic center in 2013. As ...
August 23, 2014
A community that saw its homes and businesses razed now has a clear view of a shining monument that will permanently honor the past and, at least the sculptor hopes, spark conversations about the future. Thursday at the Jefferson School City Center, New York-based sculptor Melvin Edwards shared a small ...