Enslaved men, women, and children not only built Monticello; they and their descendants also helped build the city of Charlottesville. Based largely on the research of Monticello historian Cinder Stanton, this tour shares the stories of free and enslaved African Americans with ties to Monticello who left a lasting impact on Charlottesville history. With courage and perseverance, these individuals navigated the color line and triumphed in creating community despite the harsh realities of racism all around them.
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902