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Liberation and Freedom Day Celebration

County Wide
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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On Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am, a “Monticello to Main Street” walking tour will begin at Court Square, and tell the story of local freedmen and their descendants who lived and worked downtown. At 10:30 am, the tour will reach the Jefferson School, 233 4th Street, NW, where refreshments will be served and local researchers will make presentations about the history of end of the Civil War in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The event will conclude with the announcement of the winners of the Charlottesville High School students awardees of the “Charlottesville Community Remembrance Project” essay contest.

3rd Annual Liberation Freedom Day Celebration will present three days of programming supported by partners: City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Carter Woodson Center, Virginia Humanities, UVA Office of Diversity and Equity amongst others.

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