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Charlottesville Works to Develop African-American Heritage Trail

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

Charlottesville is developing an African-American heritage trail to share the city's black history.

The African-American Heritage Center already has a smartphone application with about 10 locations pinpointed around the Jefferson School.

A group is working to map out more sites that tell the story of Charlottesville and Albemarle’s black community starting with colonial times.

“It will be integrated into the story of our community, because it plays a very, very important role,” said Dede Smith, Charlottesville city councilor.

Planners are inviting the community to share stories and ideas for the trail during an open house Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson School City Center.

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