Saturday night, Charlottesville honored one of the city's historic landmarks: the Jefferson School. Graduates from the classes of 1930 through 1951 gathered at the Omni Hotel to recognize three sisters who all graduated at the top of their classes. They reminisced about old times at the school, which was the city's all black school until integration.
Organizers say Saturday night celebrated the accomplishments of all Jefferson graduates. "You can accomplish what you want to accomplish. And we did it. We graduated from school. Like I tell people, we have doctors, we have lawyers, we have accountants...they came out of the Jefferson School," said organizer Ida Lewis who graduated in the Class of 1946.
The evening ended with singing the alma mater, but the reunion's not over. Alumni will continue the festivities Sunday.