10 Places on Grounds to Rediscover Black History

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

When the University of Virginia’s famed Rotunda was being built, Robert Battles, a free man of color, hauled more than 176,000 bricks and several tons of sand to the site in 1823. Battles’ treks give a sense of the impact African-Americans made on the construction and early functioning of the University – a history overlooked for years in the telling of the University’s creation. You only have to look around the Academical Village to find more instances. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)