2024 Civil Rights Tour

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June 22, 2024 to June 28, 2024

The Memory Project's 2024 Civil Rights Bus Tour will run from June 22-28. Apply for a sponsorship today! UVA employees can apply here; teacher and the general public from the Cville area can apply here

Unveiling: The Origins of Charlottesville's Monuments

A film produced by the Memory Project
July 9, 2022

Charlottesville Civil Rights Bus Tour

A week-long journey into African American history in the US South
June 19, 2022 to June 26, 2022

Remembering the Victims of Slave Auctions: Abolishing Slavery in the Age of Repair

A talk with Dr. Anne Bailey, in collaboration with Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, & Jefferson Madison Regional Library
April 12, 2022

Black Terroir: African Americans in Virginia Wine Country

A wine tasting event in collaboration with Black Alumni Weekend
April 8, 2022

Black Terrior was a wine tasting event hosted by the Memory Project in collaboration with UVA's Black Alumni Weekend. It featured local wines and Black alums and UVA afflilates who are rising stars in the world of Virginia Wine: Reggie Leonard (Data Science), Lance Lemon ('11), and Nick Jordan ('08). Read more about Black Terroir in UVA Today

Swords Into Plowshares Community Engagement Kickoff

Co-sponsored with the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
March 5, 2022

Down with the Confederacy! Lessons From Black Activists

Webinar with Bree Newsome, Emil Little, and Clint Smith
November 16, 2021

Down with the Confederacy! Lessons from Black Activists was a webinar conversation with Black activists Bree Newsome and Emil Little moderated by award-winning author Clint Smith. Watch it here

Charlottesville's Confederate Statues Walking Tour

A collaboration with the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
May 31, 2021

Memorializing Racial Trauma: What Americans Can Learn From the Germans

A webinar with Susan Neiman
April 14, 2021

Susan Neiman is the author of Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, which describes Germany’s reconciliation with its past -- particularly World War II. She discussed what Americans can learn from Germany’s experience as we confront our Civil War past and the nation’s Confederate monuments. She was joined by Michele Norris, columnist for the Washington Post

Using the F-word: Fascist drift in America

A panel discussion with Emily Gorcenski, Nicole Hemmer, Christopher Mathias, & Jalane Schmidt, in collaboration with the Miller Center
January 13, 2021

What Happens After? A Conversation about Monuments, Memory, and this Moment

Between the Columns with Kevin Gaines, Caroline Janney, and Jalane Schmidt
October 7, 2020

The Memory Project's Prof. Jalane Schmidt will be discussing topics and issues to consider in the aftermath of the removal of Confederate symbols for UVA A&S's "Between the Columns" on October 7, at 7:00pm.  Register here:

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