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Original Author: Encyclopedia Virginia
Created: 2020

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

This is a virtual tour of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center located in the Jefferson School City Center, the site of a former all-black high school in Charlottesville. From 1926 until 1951 the building served as a segregated high school, and in 1951 it became an an all-black elementary school until mandated integration took effect. In 1965 the school became an integrated junior high school.

This building was renovated and renamed the Jefferson School City Center in 2013, and serves as a community center in the heart of the city's historic African American neighborhood. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is located on the second floor of the building.

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