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Honoring Henry Martin


Presented by the Office for Diversity and Equity, the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, and the U.Va. IDEA Fund


Date:Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Location:   Dome Room, Rotunda

Time:         5:30 p.m.

*Watch the video footage of this event here.*


Henry Martin (1826-1915) was known to generations of students as the University bell-ringer.  Born at Monticello on July 4, 1826--the day Thomas Jefferson died--Martin worked in slavery and in freedom for the University of Virginia for over fifty years.

The University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville will come together for an historic event in Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda to honor the legacy of Henry Martin.  This event will feature speakers from the University and Charlottesville communities, as well as the First Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir.

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that a related academic panel discussion will take place earlier in the day in Harrison Auditorium.