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March 20, 2018
When Union soldiers marched into Charlottesville and Albemarle County on March 3, 1865, over half of the population became officially free. So began a period of hope and intense political activity for African Americans in the area. One elderly slave told a Union soldier at the time, "I's prayed ...
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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