In honor of UVA Enslaved Workers

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Tree species:
Fraxinus Americana
Common name:
American Ash/White Ash
Lawn, Pavilion II
Date planted:

The 2015 Founder's Day Tree is planted in memory of those enslaved individuals who built and maintained the University. Although specific individuals, including: Fielding, Commodore Lewis, German, John Taylor, Aaron, Jacob, and Isabella & William Gibbons, are known by name, many others are now known only as 'laborer,' 'hand,' or 'servant.' Still, others remain unnamed and unknown, recognized only by the sustained consequences of their dedicated efforts in weaving the complex tapestry that is the Grounds.


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