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Memorial To Enslaved Laborers: Recognizing UVA’s History (Sep 26)

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Rotunda, Multipurpose Room

1826 University Avenue

Charlottesville, Virginia 2290

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Lecture and Memorial Construction Site Tour

Over the past decade, U.S. colleges and universities have begun paying greater attention to the historical role of slavery at their institutions. In 2013, the University of Virginia began a deeper dive into its historical relationship with slavery, exploring opportunities for recognition and commemoration. In 2016, after having spent substantial time investigating and interpreting significant buildings and sites related to slavery, UVA hired a design consultant to gather community feedback about a possible memorial. Today, the creation of the memorial is underway.

During this morning you will be led in discussion by Louis Nelson, Department of Architectural History, School of Architecture and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, and the behind-the-construction-scene tour led by Sarita Herman, Historic Preservation Project Manager, UVA Facilities Planning & Construction. You will learn about the history of enslaved laborers at UVA and the site significance of this memorial that honors the lives, labor, and resistance of the estimated 5,000 individuals who built and maintained the University. Join us for this rare opportunity to witness firsthand the progress on the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.

Space is limited, register early! We suggest wearing sunscreen.

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Please be aware that the tour will take place in an active construction site with rough and uneven terrain, large equipment, and deep excavations. The construction site is not ADA accessible. Long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes will be required to attend the construction tour. Hardhats will be provided. Please inform any guests that you registered.

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