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May 27, 2018
More than 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon to place flowers at Charlottesville’s historic Daughters of Zion Cemetery. The Decoration Day event is part of recent efforts to memorialize local African-American history. A charitable society of African-American women, the Daughters of Zion founded the graveyard in 1873, 10 years after ...
December 06, 2016
The western end of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall has been officially designated as Vinegar Hill Park. Charlottesville’s Historic Resources Committee has spent much of the last four years planning a new park to memorialize Vinegar Hill, a predominantly African-American neighborhood and business district that the city razed in 1964 ...
September 01, 2016
Charlottesville’s Historic Resources Committee hopes to make the history of Vinegar Hill more visible downtown. Vinegar Hill was once the site of a predominantly African-American residential neighborhood and business district. Charlottesville residents voted to raze most of the neighborhood in the early 1960s in the name of urban renewal ...
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