Legacies of Slavery | Landscapes of Segregation

Universities Studying Slavery Fall 2022 Conference

The University of Virginia and its President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation (PCUAS) will host the USS conference from September 28-October 1st, 2022: Legacies of Slavery | Landscapes of Segregation. The theme seeks to highlight slavery’s many enduring legacies after emancipation and also confront the American academy’s history of both benefitting from and perpetuating those legacies. We seek to examine a wide variety of topics: reconstruction, disfranchisement, redlining, racially restrictive zoning, racial terrorism, policing and incarceration, racist science’s impacts on public policy, and resulting inequalities in health, industry, housing, and education from 1865 to the present. Although the central theme focuses on the post-emancipation world, the conference will address a wide array of topics related to slavery, slavery’s afterlives, and universities.

Registration: Legacies of Slavery | Landscapes of Segregation

This major conference is additionally co-sponsored by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA, The University of Virginia Library, The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UVA, Virginia Humanities, the Nau Center for Civil War History, James Monroe’s Highland, Morven Farm, Montpelier, and Monticello.

The Rubric (Montpelier Descendants Committee


Live Stream Information

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Parking on Grounds

Parking at UVA is a bit difficult. If you are staying downtown near Main Street, we suggest you make use of the free trolley (https://www.charlottesville.gov/482/Free-Trolley)

If you will be parking on-Grounds, you can find more information here: https://parking.virginia.edu/visitor-parking. Central Grounds parking garage is the closest to Newcomb Hall. 

You can access an ADA map of grounds here: https://engineering.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/common/ADA_Regions_CentralGrounds-Highlighted.pdf

Travel Information

Conference Hotel BlocksReservation Link
Omni  https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/charlottesville/meetings/fall-2022-uss-conference-09282022
Fairfield Suites, North  Book your group rate for Universities Studying Slavery  
Comfort Inn Monticello  https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/EL76E4  
Days Inn by Wyndham Charlottesville/University  Call 877-361-2506 for individual reservations-reference conf# 5136B321318376  

Parking on Grounds

Travel to Charlottesville:

By Air: Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport 
100 Bowen Loop #200

In addition, the Richmond Airport is about one hour away and Dulles International and Reagan National airports, located in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area respectively, are about two hours away. Airlines that fly to Charlottesville:

Taxi and Car Rentals

A list of taxis with airport permits is available at www.gocho.com/trans.php.

Car Rentals

  • Avis Rent-A-Car 
    Reservations: 800-331-1212
    Charlottesville Airport Office: 434-973-6000
  • Hertz
    Reservations: 800-654-3131
    Charlottesville Airport Office: 434-297-4288
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
    Reservations: 855-266-9289
    Charlottesville Airport Office: 434-974-4664
    Seminole Square: 434-974-7488
    Pantops Shopping Center: 434-979-5566

By Train and Bus

The train and bus are great ways to travel to Charlottesville—the station is less than two miles from UVA Central Grounds.

  • Amtrak 
    800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)
    810 W. Main St.
    Charlottesville station information: 434-296-4559
  • Greyhound Bus Lines 
    310 W. Main St. 
    Fares, Schedules and Information: 434-295-5131