African American Historic Resources Symposium

African American Heritage

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th Street Northwest Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Join Virginia Humanities and Preservation Virginia as we bring together the Virginia Rosenwald School Network and other advocacy and history groups for an in-depth look at the state of Virginia’s historic African American resources. Expanding on the annual Rosenwald School Network Meeting, Preservation Virginia, the African American Cultural Resources (AACR) Task Force, Virginia Humanities, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources have partnered to unite efforts under a broader, shared goal to recognize, research, preserve and advocate for historic African American resources at all levels and in all sectors.

Keynote Speaker

“The Angela Site: An Archaeological Study of Race, Inequality, and Community in Early Jamestown”

David Givens, director of archaeology for Historic Jamestowne, will discuss ongoing archaeological work at the site relating to African American history. Such work includes the excavation of Captain William Pierce’s property where one of the first Africans who arrived at Jamestown, named “Angelo” (Angela), lived and worked.

Panel discussions and individual sessions will follow, presented by local, regional, and statewide agencies, non-profits, and individuals who are engaged in work with historic African American resources, including:

  • Delegate Dolores McQuinn and the AACR Task Force
  • Virginia Humanities
  • Pine Grove Rosenwald School
  • One Shared Story
  • Fairfield Foundation

Admission

$45 (coffee and lunch included)

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