Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative


Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative
His Place in Time
Thirty years ago, Gregory Brown (Col ’89) became the 66th resident of 48 East. In time, he came to reflect on that life-changing experience, leading him to a greater appreciation of his brief tenure as a Lawn resident.
Update  •  March 7, 2019
Snapshots of Local History
Twentieth-century photographer Rufus Holsinger took more than 500 portraits of local African-Americans. His photos will take center stage Saturday at a Family Photo Day, and in a new display around the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers site.
Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative
A Matter of Design
With groundbreaking complete, the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is moving forward. The memorial’s design team discusses plans for bringing the memorial to life.
Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative
A Measure of Respect

UVA's memorial honors the enslaved community members who were instrumental in building and maintaining the University of Virginia in its early years.

UVA's memorial honors the enslaved community members who were instrumental in building and maintaining the University of Virginia in its early years.
Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative
UVA's Gentle Giants
Poets and presidents have called the Lawn home. But none have stood quite so tall or served so long or selflessly as the trees of the historic Jeffersonian Grounds.
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Room to Breathe
When the Lawn’s columns began shedding pieces of their outer layers, masons got to work stripping them to their brick cores and recoating them with durable, breathable plaster.