Freedom and Liberation Day (Rotunda)

Liberation and Freedom Day, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Sunday’s events will begin at 3 p.m. at the University of Virginia Rotunda Dome Room with a service led by chaplains of the United Ministries of UVA and featuring remarks by University officials and local community members.  Light refreshments will be served following the service. At 4 p.m., a Blessing Ceremony will occur at the site of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, with participation of local clergy and members of the memorial design team. Sunday's events will proceed rain or shine, and that in the event of inclement weather, the 4pm blessing ceremony will be held inside the Rotunda.

All are invited to attend these free events. Registration is not required. Please see the event's official webpage below for more information.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time and Location: 
3:00 PM, The Rotunda, UVA