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Event: Liberation and Freedom Day - March 3, 2019

Posted: February 15, 2019, 11:10am

 

Liberation and Freedom Day, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Sunday’s events will begin at 3 p.m. at the University of Virginia Rotunda Dome Room with a service led by chaplains of the United Ministries of UVA and featuring remarks by University officials and local community members.  Light refreshments will be served following the service. At 4 p.m., a Blessing Ceremony will occur at the site of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, with participation of local clergy and members of the memorial design team. 

All are invited to attend these free events. Registration is not required.

March 3, 2019:

3 p.m. - Liberation and Freedom Day Service, UVA Rotunda

3:45 p.m. - Light Refreshments

4:00 p.m. - Blessing Ceremony at the site of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers (across from The Corner and down the hill from Brooks Hall, CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

 

Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage adjacent to Newcomb Hall.

 

These events will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the 4 p.m. blessing ceremony will be held in the Rotunda Dome room.

 

The celebration of Liberation and Freedom Day in Charlottesville is presented by: 

•    UVA Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
•    Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
•    Charlottesville City Council
•    United Ministries
•    Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Community Engagement Committee 
•    UVA Bicentennial
•    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at UVA
•    Virginia Humanities
•    Citizen Justice Initiative 
•    Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia
•    Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
 

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