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Embracing Our Past, Shaping Our Future: Charlottesville, UVA and the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

On July 8th around 95 people, including three UVA Library staff members, got on a bus to begin the Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The ultimate goal was to bring soil collected from the site in Charlottesville where John Henry James was lynched in 1898 to the newly opened Equal Justice Initiative's Monument to Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The soil was delivered July 12th—the 120th anniversary of Mr. James' murder. Along the way, stops were made to important civil rights and historical sites in Appomattox, Danville, Greensboro, Atlanta, and Birmingham.

Join Eze Amos, Trayc Freeman, and Sony Prosper, for a report on their experience(s) on the #CvillePilgrimage.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited—please register at the link below.

Monday, August 20, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium of Harrison/Small
Sony Prosper, Trayc Freeman, and Eze Amos
Registration has closed.

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Event Organizer

Suzanne Bombard