"I Challenge This House": 150th Anniversary of African American Suffrage in Virginia

African American men voted for the first time in Virginia in October of 1867. Now, 150 years later, we look back upon the history and legacy of that momentous occasion.
Join us at the African American Heritage Center for an evening of lectures inspired by that October 1867 vote. Speakers include:
Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan
Dr. Nicole Myers Turner, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Eric Claville, Hampton University
Dr. Corinne Field, University of Virginia

Located in Charlottesville's historic Jefferson School City Center, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center features a permanent historical exhibit, a rotating contemporary art gallery, and a robust calendar of events, all of which combine to highlight Charlottesville's African American history and culture of the African diaspora. more