Zooniverse Updates

A huge thank you to the 85+ people who attended the training sessions on November 23 at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center! Not only did we devour six dozen donuts, but we also logged more than 300 deeds with racially restrictive covenants in them. In fact since then, we've logged a total of 500+ deeds so far, … Continue reading Zooniverse Updates

1897 – 1948: Charlottesville’s first racially restrictive covenants (UPDATED)

  In thinking about sources and methods for this project, I came to the conclusion early on that we have to be comprehensive. We have to find every single racially restrictive covenant in the property records. But first, we needed to figure out the "when" — what is the period of time we should be … Continue reading 1897 – 1948: Charlottesville’s first racially restrictive covenants (UPDATED)