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Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors

Sunday, February 28, 2021
2:30 pm

Live-streamed from Historic Court Square, Charlottesville
Beloved Community Cville is hosting an online “Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors” that will be live streamed from the Historic Court Square in downtown Charlottesville. Due to COVID-19, this event is in-person for only the participants.
Community members (Don Gathers, Cauline Yates, Apostle Sarah Kelley, Jalane Schmidt, Rev. Lehman Bates, Rev. Xavier Jackson and others) will acknowledge the trauma which took place there and honor local enslaved ancestors.

(Rain date: Wednesday, March 3, 2:00 pm)
Hosted by Beloved Community Cville with support from Virginia Humanities and WTJU.

Below are pictures from last year's Slave Auction Block Vigil.  For more pictures and video from last year's event, please visit this webpage.
Beloved Community Cville is a grassroots organization that provides resources and opportunities to people working to create social change and equity within the Charlottesville area.
Our offerings inspire learning, increase awareness, and spark further organizing and action within our community. Beloved Community Cville is about the power of embodying our values and highest ideals.
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