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September 12, 2017
A planned public sculpture that would commemorate Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood has thus far failed to raise the private funding needed for its construction. Major funding from city taxpayers also appears unlikely after a discussion by Charlottesville City Council last week failed to reach a verdict on a contribution ...
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 ...
July 21, 2012
When it was razed in the 1960s as part of Charlottesville’s urban renewal project, Vinegar Hill lost dozens of local businesses that were a staple in the African-American community. Now, with the opening of the Jefferson School City Center, a group of locals is trying to resurrect some of ...