A Theft at Monticello

Enslaved people did not always accept the confines of their bondage, and resistance took many forms.

Edith Hern Fossett and Her Family

Enslaved chef Edith Fossett and her husband, enslaved blacksmith Joseph Fossett, were born at Monticello and raised their own children there; yet after many years they were able to unite most of their family in freedom. 

Reparations: What UVA Owes

This project by University of Virginia graduate student Ryan Russell seeks to examine how reparations pose challenges for colleges and universities and explores how these institutions have approached the topic of reparations more broadly.