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Charlottesville Removes Trash Bin Blocking Vinegar Hill Plaque

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Plaque for Vinegar Hill on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall Plaque for Vinegar Hill on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall
Plaque for Vinegar Hill on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall Plaque for Vinegar Hill on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A plaque remembering Charlottesville's historic African-American neighborhood is visible once again.

All that’s left of the old Vinegar Hill neighborhood is a small plaque near the Omni Hotel, which had been covered by a trash bin.

Students at St. Anne's-Belfield School started a petition back in February to get Charlottesville to install a more noticeable marker. They eventually collected more than 500 signatures.

The city agreed to move the trash bin, and now it's finally gone.

The next step for Charlottesville is to put up a larger sign with photos and historical notes about Vinegar Hill.

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