The Migratory Spirit

Migration has been a constant theme in American history and citizens of Albemarle County played their part.  Local historical records are filled with residents who eventually moved westward in search of new opportunities.  In this article I’ll explore how we can map out where some of those individuals and families ended up, and how their … Read more

Story Map: Daughters of Zion Cemetery

Daughters of Zion Cemetery (DOZC) is an African American cemetery in Charlottesville with over 300 known burials, including many prominent figures in the history of Charlottesville. The cemetery was established in 1873, however by the early 21st century it had fallen into disrepair. A local nonprofit group called the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion … Read more