CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Portraits of Africans-Americans in the early 20th century are finally making an appearance at the University of Virginia.

On Friday, May 10, workers put up the pictures as part of the Holsinger Portrait Project at the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.

Photographer Rufus Holsinger took the portraits to depict the strength and resilience within the black community.

Most of the people shown worked for the university, while others are accomplished individuals.