Honoring Civil Rights Hero, New House Bridges UVA, Local Neighborhood

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

Students outside of Perkins HouseWhat does it mean to be a good neighbor? That’s the question at the heart of a new initiative that University of Virginia students hope will deepen the connection between the UVA community and some of the Charlottesville neighborhoods closest to Grounds.This year, five third-year students – Ameenah Elam, Dominique DeBose, Isabella Hall , Sade Akinbayo and Sarah Bland – are the first to live in the Perkins House, a house in Charlottesville’s 10th and Page neighborhood named in honor of civil rights activist John M. Perkins. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)