The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC) is ramping up for the next Reparations Run/Walk on Mar. 2 at 7am to celebrate Liberation and Freedom Day.
As in previous years, they are raising money for 101.3 JAMZ, African American Teaching Fellows, Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP’s Youth Council, JSAAHC, Prolyfyck Run Crew, Tonsler League, and Vinegar Hill Magazine’s Black Business advertising fund. These organizations all have Black leadership and support the community directly. The near-8-mile run and 4-mile walk allow you to engage with some of the city’s important sites of African American history, while passing some of the African American businesses along the way.
In the past, Cville Dems have participated with their own team in this fun run/walk event. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to organize Dems for a team walk on Mar. 2.
Liberation and Freedom Day is a municipal holiday in Charlottesville, celebrated on March 3, to commemorate the day in 1865 when Union Major General Phillip Sheridan and his troops arrived in Charlottesville, liberating more than 14,000 enslaved people.