Some University of Virginia students are using a new way of discussing Charlottesville's history.

On Tuesday, April 16, "Document It," a project that looks at marginalized stories in the university's history, took place on the steps of the Rotunda.

The performance depicted the history of enslaved laborers who helped build the Rotunda and much of the surrounding area.

Organizers say they hope the event helps the community learn how to better engage in conversations about the city's past.

“It all comes down to what're we doing as a university and as a Charlottesville community as a whole, what are we doing to give voices to people who aren't being given the spotlight,” Tori Meyer, a UVA student, said.

The performance was presented by the Center of German Studies, the Heinrich Boll Foundation, and the UVA drama department.