Charlottesville, VA Liberation and Freedom Day, March 3

For the first time since World War II, Charlottesville won’t honor Thomas Jefferson’s birthday this spring. Instead, on Tuesday, the city will celebrate the demise of slavery with a new holiday, Liberation and Freedom Day, commemorating the arrival of Union troops on March 3, 1865, and the freeing of the enslaved people who made up a majority of Charlottesville’s residents.  Read Michael Miller’s Washington Post article about the ongoing struggle regarding who is remembered and how by clicking here.

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