african american history

Grave discovery: Dig uncovers forgotten UVA resting place
Published on Nov 2nd, 2012
21 comments As novelist William Kennedy's main character in his novel Ironweed–- cemetery worker Francis Phelan–- observes, "the dead, even more than the living, settled down in neighborhoods."...
Martin's marker: UVA heralds its most celebrated former slave
Published on Oct 22nd, 2012
1 comments A new book may be calling out the cruelty of the plantation masters, but one former Monticello resident is getting some decidedly positive publicity this fall. Henry Martin was reportedly born into...
Vinegar Hill demolition depicted
Published on Jul 13th, 2009
21 comments After the demoliton, Midway School (right foreground) was destroyed for a senior center while Lane High School (in purple) was renovated as the Albemarle County Office Building. PHOTO BY HAWES...