From Thomas Jefferson’s founding of the University of Virginia in 1819 through the American Civil War, over 4,000 enslaved people built, maintained, and served students and faculty at what is now one of the nation's most prestigious public universities. Watch a conversation with Justene Hill Edwards, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hill Edwards discusses the enslaved people who built, maintained, and served students and faculty at the University of Virginia. Presented in partnership with the University of Virginia Office of Engagement - Lifetime Learning.
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