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Kitty Foster Memorial
Medium: Memorial

Kitty Foster Memorial

This modern open structure is a memorial to Kitty Foster, a free African American woman who owned more than two acres of property just south of the University of Virginia from 1833 until her death in 1863. Foster made money by washing clothes for students and faculty. This memorial includes a "shadow catcher" outlining the footprint of Foster's house and the cemetery on her property where she was buried. The university dedicated this memorial to Foster in 2011.