Setting the Stage
The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers has taken another step toward becoming a reality. The general contractor in charge of construction has begun significant site work on a triangle of grass across University Avenue from the Corner, including re-grading, utility work, laying a concrete foundation, improving stormwater management and sidewalks, and, ultimately, the installation of the large-scale stone blocks of the memorial.
Located within sight of the Rotunda and the Corner on a small part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers will soon be a visible part of the daily activities of University life.
Support for the memorial received a major boost in fall 2018, as the Board of Visitors approved up to $2.5 million in strategic fund earnings for one-for-one matches of gifts and gift commitments of any amount for the memorial’s construction through December 31, 2019.
For more information about giving opportunities, please contact:
Director of Development
P.O. Box 400807
Charlottesville, VA 22904