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The Liberation and Freedom Days Reparations run/walk will take place March 1-6. We are raising funds to support the African American Teaching Fellows, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Teacher Training program, the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP’s Youth Council, Vinegar Hill Magazine's Black Business advertising fund, We Code Too, and 101.3 JAMZ. These organizations all have Black leadership and support the community directly. The 9.03 mile route allows you to appreciate some of Charlottesville’s rolling hills, while engaging with some of the city’s African American businesses and important sites of African American history.
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Leave Jefferson School City Center and Pearl Island Catering head south to Commerce St
R on Commerce St to Ebenezer Church and JF. Bell Funeral Home,
L on 6th St R on Main St to First Baptist church and Mel’s Cafe, L to JPA to Kitty Foster Monument
JPA to Emmet St, Emmet St to L on McCormick Rd, R on Alderman Rd to African American Burial Ground
Leave Cemetery, L Alderman Rd to L McCormick to University Ave R on University to Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Main St to 10 st, R on 10 st to Cherry Ave
L on Cherry Ave to Royalty Eats and Tonsler Park leave Tonsler Park R to Cherry Ave to 5th St
Cross 5th St to Ridge St to Lankford Ave
L on Lankford Ave, L on south 1st St to Mount Zion First African Baptist Church
L on Elliot Ave to 5th St to Barrett Day Care
5th st to R on Waters St, L on 4th St to R on Jefferson St to Court Square Slave Auction (cross the street and check out the Lynching marker)
East on Jefferson St to 9th St L on 9th to Maple St to Maplewood Cemetery
Leave cemetery head south on Maple st to High st R on High St to Preston Ave
R on Rose Hill Drive to Marie Bette Cafe & Bakery and Jackson P. Burley Middle School
leave Burley, south on Rose Hill, R on Henry Ave to Booker T. Washington Park
leave Washington Park head west on Preston Ave to Zion Union Baptist Church
leave Zion Union go east on Preston Ave
R on 10th St, to West St to John West plaque
There is constuction on 10th St and the street is blocked
head back to Preston Ave to Angelique’s at the Dairy Building
take Preston going east, R on 8th St, L on West St L on 7th st to Pilgrim Baptist Church
Preston to 4th St, R back to Jefferson School City Center
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