The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers provides a significant opportunity to express UVA’s current ideals for the future while addressing a complex past. Please consider a contribution toward making the memorial a reality at the University of Virginia.
After nearly 200 years, the Grounds will finally include a memorial to the enslaved laborers who played a crucial role in making this University a reality. The memorial is the first big step in our plans to embrace the story of the University’s enslaved workers and to ensure it is told broadly across Grounds. As the home of one of the world’s most distinctive landmarks, we are not just committed to preserving our historic Grounds for the University’s third century. We are fully committed to ensuring that future generations of students and scholars are better able to understand the complete story behind the unique—and sometimes very painful—origins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Design refinements to the memorial will continue as the University builds philanthropic support for the project.
Contributions are accepted through the President's Commission on Slavery and the University, via the giving page below. All donations made through this page are designated solely for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.
Your support for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is vital, and greatly appreciated.