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Sites by author "Virginia Foundation for the Humanities": 341

Historical Significance Until the 1960s, "Vinegar Hill" was a large African American neighborhood located in Charlottesville just west of the city's present-day Downtown Mall. The origins of the district's name have become obscured among varying…

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Historical Significance The Upper Appomattox Navigation canal system was built between 1795 and 1850, connecting Petersburg with Appomattox valley farms as far away as Farmville (a distance of about 65 miles). It was built and operated mostly by…

Historical Significance Dr. Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989), composer, educator, and lecturer, taught piano, organ, and music theory at Virginia State University for 45 years. Some of her former students went on to become some of the most outstanding…

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