While the land is known now for its golf course and tennis courts, Tom Chapman, executive director of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, says the park's 280 acres tell a lot about local history.
“What we heard from descendants was, go slow, don't be in a hurry to do something.”
A lot of the discussion with descendants has been about how to effectively reach out to the community to gather public input about the memorial.
For survivors and descendants of the race massacre, the oral history — at least much of it — has long circulated throughout family trees and among generations past and present.
“Our work has made great strides in creating a new university public memory that unflinchingly acknowledges the horrors of human bondage, while honoring the humanity of the enslaved.”
TIMBER RIDGE — Some came from across the country — Colorado, New York, Texas, and California to name a few places. Others came from just up the road.
James Monroe owned 250 slaves throughout his lifetime, and freed only one, according to Highland's website.
I absolutely love the internet! Oh, I know it can be deceptive and invasive and has other, worse attributes, but it also has the ability to connect people and information far beyond our wildest imaginations.
Tiptoeing along the edge of caricature, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says: Native Americans should be "at the table" with African-Americans for a "robust discussion" about making some Americans pay reparations to other Americans to atone for misdeeds by still other Americans. The Massachusetts Democrat is going to need a large table.
A descendant of slaves, the Rev. Jay Speights discovered his ancestors in Benin sold others into slavery. He's working to reconcile both parts of his family's past.
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The Germanna Foundation’s first time capsule will be enclosed later this year within the walls of the Hitt Archaeology Center with plans for it to be opened in 2068.
The unveiling Saturday was marked by the largest gathering of the plantation's slave descendants in its history.
None of them share his last name, but 16 descendants of the fifth president are gathering this weekend to celebrate the 260th anniversary of his birth.
The family secret lurked in the background as the cousins grew up in Maine, Maryland and Tennessee. Something about the Southern ancestors, ba…
Montpelier hosted 50 of the nation’s leading academics, public historians and descendant community advocates for “The National Summit on Teach…
It is not a compilation of facts and figures for the sake of collecting and archiving data. Frankly, if that were the goal, we would be hard-pressed to push on. There is a depressing paucity of evidence of the particulars of the 1834 sale of a purported 16 men and women, all people of color enslaved by James Madison.
Edmond R. Kent was wearing a seat belt at the time of the single-vehicle wreck, authorities said.
Bettye Kearse hopes to validate her family's oral history that they are descendants of President James Madison and an enslaved cook named Coreen.
Andrew Davenport and Gayle Jessup White's families had always said they were descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, one of the thi…