Gibbons House Dedication Memorializes Former Slaves, Successful Free Lives

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00 -- vpdiversity_admin

In June, the University of Virginia dedicated a new dorm honoring William and Isabella Gibbons. William and Isabella Gibbons were husband and wife, butler and cook, enslaved by different University of Virginia professors until 1865. After emancipation, Isabella became a teacher for more than 20 years. William became a well-known minister in Charlottesville and in Washington, D.C. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)