Sam Towler will reveal what he is finding in his volunteer project at the Albemarle County clerk’s office. Chancery cases since 1900 are still there (the oldest chancery cases were transferred to the Library of Virginia in the 1970s). While Sam has been unfolding the case files and putting them in acid-free folders, he has been taking notes and photographs. With these and additional research, Sam has been able to bring to light some fascinating material illuminating the lives of African Americans in the county.
Time and Location: Thursday, June 2, 4-6 PM, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC), 233 Fourth St. NW, Charlottesville, VA. There is plenty of parking. The JSAAHC is on the second floor at the south end of the building.