In this episode with Liz Varon, she discusses the longer legacy of slavery and racism at the University of Virginia and Virginia Law. We invite you to learn more about this legacy through the stories of Jane and Henry. Henry was enslaved by Professor John B. Minor and escaped with the Union Army when they arrived in Charlottesville in 1865. Jane, a skilled cook, was enslaved by the Duke Family, the owners of Sunnyside Plantation and the land upon which the law and business schools now sit. Like Henry, Jane also liberated herself from slavery in 1865, becoming the first enslaved person to depart Sunnyside.
Podcast host Meggan Cashwell interviews Randi Flaherty and Addie Patrick on the Rivanna Trail about the North Grounds Project
We also encourage you to explore the history of North Grounds via our virtual walking tour, hosted by Randi Flaherty and produced by Addie Patrick.
In this mini-interview, I spoke with Randi and Addie about the future of North Grounds and their efforts to place two historic markers on the land.