Liberation and Freedom Days Reparations Run/Walk

Sat March 2, 2024 Charlottesville, VA 22903 US Directions

Events

Liberation and Freedom Day: 8 Mile Run

$40 7:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Registration ends March 2, 2024 at 7:00am EST

Liberation and Freedom Day 4 Mile Walk

$25 7:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST Registration ends March 2, 2024 at 7:00am EST

Place

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St, Nw
Charlottesville, VA US 22903

Description

Prolyfyck Run Crew and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center are partnering to present this year's Liberation + Freedom Day Run/Walk.  We are raising funds to support 101.3 JAMZ, African American Teaching Fellows, Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP’s Youth Council Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Prolyfyck Run Crew, Tonsler League and Vinegar Hill Magazine's Black Business advertising fund. These organizations all have Black leadership and support the community directly. The near 8 mile run and 4 mile walk allows you to engage with some of the City’s important sites of African American history, while passing some of the African American businesses along the way. 

To see a Map of the route click here 

About Liberation and Freedom Day:

Liberation and Freedom Day is a municipal holiday in Charlottesville celebrated on March 3, to commemorate the day in 1865 when Union Major General Phillip Sheridan and his troops arrived in Charlottesville - liberating over 14,000 enslaved people.  

About Jefferson School African American Heritage Center:

Located in the Jefferson School City Center, The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center’s mission is to honor and preserve the rich heritage and legacy of the African-American community of Charlottesville-Albemarle, Virginia and to promote a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, the contributions of African Americans and peoples of the Diaspora locally, nationally and globally.
The Center features a permanent historical exhibit, a rotating contemporary art gallery, and a robust calendar of events, all of which combine to highlight Charlottesville’s African American history and culture of the African diaspora.

About Prolyfyck:

Prolyfyck is more than a running community. To be Prolyfyck is a way of life, it's a culture. Prolyfyck’s main purpose is to work for the empowerment of those who support it, especially the historically marginalized Black and Brown communities. Our goal is to continue shedding light on the impact of racism, both past and present, rejecting those who would suppress or co-opt the talent of Black and Brown people, claiming ownership over their creativity. Instead, we encourage all to look deep within themselves to find their gifts and tap into their passions, working together with a spirit of unity and love to create a world where everyone can be Prolyfyck! 

 

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8 mile run map

Directions 8 mile run

Liberation and Freedom Days: Reparation Run/Walk Directions
1.          Leaving the Jefferson School City Center and Pearl Island Catering, turn RIGHT onto 4th St. NW – 0.04 miles 
2.          Turn RIGHT onto Commerce St. – 0.1 miles 
Ebenezer Baptist Church, J.F. Bell Funeral Home
3.          Turn LEFT onto 6th St. NW – 0.05 miles 
4.          Turn RIGHT onto W. Main St. – 0.55 miles 
First Baptist Church, Mel’s Café, Kicks Unlimited
5.          Turn LEFT onto Jefferson Park Ave. (towards the UVA Hospital) – 0.62 miles
Kitty Foster Monument
6.          After passing through the 3rd stoplight, turn LEFT onto Stadium Rd. – 0.12 miles
7.          Turn RIGHT onto Whitehead Rd. – 0.24 miles
8.          Turn RIGHT onto Alderman Rd. – 0.2 miles
9.          Turn RIGHT onto McCormick Rd. – 0.72 miles
African American Burial Ground
10.    Go to the end of McCormick (past the University Chapel) and turn RIGHT onto University Ave. – 0.59 miles 
Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
11.    Turn RIGHT onto 9th St. SW – 0.27 miles 
12.    Turn LEFT onto Cherry Ave. – 0.41 miles 
Royalty Eats, Heart & Soul Fitness with Nicole, Tonsler Park
13.    Turn RIGHT onto 5th St. SW – 0.09 miles
14.    Crossover 5th street onto Ridge St. – 0.13 miles 
15.    Turn LEFT onto Lankford Ave. – 0.26 miles 
16.    Turn LEFT onto 1st St. S. Crossover Elliott Ave. and continue on 1st St. S. – 0.37 miles 
Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
17.    Turn LEFT onto Oak St. – 0.17 miles 
Daughters of Zion Cemetery
18.    Turn RIGHT onto Ridge St. – 0.24 miles
Barrett Early Learning Center
19.    Turn RIGHT onto Water St. W. and cross the street to get onto the Downtown Mall – 0.36 miles 
20.    Turn LEFT onto Heather Heyer Way / 4th St. NE (leaving the Downtown Mall) – 0.17 miles
Court Square Slave Auction Block
21.    Turn LEFT onto E. High St. – 0.3 miles
22.    Turn RIGHT onto Preston Ave. – 0.38 miles
23.    Turn RIGHT onto Rose Hill Dr. – 0.17 miles
MarieBette Café & Bakery
24.    Turn LEFT onto Henry Ave. Henry Ave. turns into 10th St. NW – 0.32 miles 
Jackson P. Burley Middle School, Washington Park
25.    Crossover Preston Ave. onto 10th St. NW (towards the Dairy Market) – 0.15 miles 
26.    Turn LEFT onto West St. and go to the end of the street – 0.3 miles 
KrissyCakes, John West
27.    Turn LEFT onto Albemarle St. and go to the end of the street and down the stairs – 0.08 miles
Pilgrim Baptist Church
28.    Turn RIGHT onto Preston Ave. – 0.13 miles
29.    Turn RIGHT onto 4th St. NW and back to the Jefferson School – 0.17 miles 
 

4 Mile Walk Map

Liberation and Freedom Days: Reparation Run/Walk Directions
1.          Leaving the Jefferson School City Center and Pearl Island Catering, turn RIGHT onto 4th St. NW – 0.04 miles 
2.          Turn RIGHT onto Commerce St. – 0.1 miles 
Ebenezer Baptist Church, J.F. Bell Funeral Home
3.          Turn LEFT onto 6th St. NW – 0.05 miles 
4.          Turn RIGHT onto W. Main St. – 0.55 miles 
First Baptist Church, Mel’s Café, Kicks Unlimited
5.          Turn LEFT onto Jefferson Park Ave. (towards the UVA Hospital) – 0.62 miles
Kitty Foster Monument
6.          After passing through the 3rd stoplight, turn LEFT onto Stadium Rd. – 0.12 miles
7.          Turn RIGHT onto Whitehead Rd. – 0.24 miles
8.          Turn RIGHT onto Alderman Rd. – 0.2 miles
9.          Turn RIGHT onto McCormick Rd. – 0.72 miles
African American Burial Ground
10.    Go to the end of McCormick (past the University Chapel) and turn RIGHT onto University Ave. – 0.59 miles 
Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
11.    Continue straight. University Ave. turns into West Main St. Continue on West Main St. and turn LEFT onto 6th St. NW – 0.98 miles
12.    Turn RIGHT onto Commerce St. – 0.05 miles
13.    Turn LEFT onto 4th St. NW and back to the Jefferson School – 0.04 miles 
 

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