Charlottesville's Office of Human Rights Honors Civil Rights Activists
Jun 01, 2014 07:16 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Charlottesville's Office of Human Rights will honor the work of some the city's civil rights activists Monday. A University of Virginia Curry School professor will give a presentation to recognize the work of "The Consultative Resource Center for School Desegregation."
The center prepared school workers and teachers for desegregation during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Organizers say given Virginia's history, just creating that center was a big accomplishment at the time.
Charlene Greene, from the Office of Human Rights said, “I think we're going to hear a lot of stories out of people who did a lot of hard work back then.”
The presentation starts at 4:00 Monday afternoon inside Charlottesville City Hall. A proclamation will also be read at the start of Monday night's council meeting, which starts at 7:00.
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Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Sean returns to Charlottesville after four years at American University in Washington, D.C., but central Virginia is his home. He grew up in Albemarle County, graduating from Albemarle High School in 2010. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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