Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia

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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.

The University of Virginia is in the process of designing a memorial to the enslaved people who labored on Grounds building and maintaining the University. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers provides a significant opportunity to express UVA’s current ideals for the future while addressing a complex past. At the September 2016 meeting of the Board of Visitors, the design team of Höweler + Yoon, Mabel Wilson, Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect, and UVA’s own Frank Dukes was approved to design the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. The design process occurred during the 2016-2017 academic year and involved extensive meetings with community groups and UVA stakeholders, listening and translating their ideas into a design that honors the legacy of the enslaved. The design team engaged the public during events held at local churches as well as the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center between September 2016 and March 2017. We are grateful to a donor who has pledged a matching gift of $10,000. Please consider a contribution towards making the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers a reality on at the University of Virginia.

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.

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Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
at the University of Virginia

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
at the University of Virginia