Kwanzaa is the time of year when African Americans come together as a community to celebrate our culture and reaffirm our African heritage. It is done by reflecting, reassessing, rewarding and rejoicing in an atmosphere of peace, respect and unity. Please come and bring people with you. If possible, wear African attire.
ROSE HILL DRIVE (Please access the Media Center by turning in to Burley at the big
white rock- drive around to the back of the building by the cafeteria).
CITY COUNCILWOMON KATHY GALVIN will present an update on the Strategic Investment Area (SIA). The presentation will
include information on the New Hill Community Development Corporation. Both the New Hill Community Development
Corporation and the SIA deal with the legacy of urban renewal and its
destructive consequences to the African American community.
The Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP would like to thank our Charlottesville, and surrounding communities, for your show of support at our Friday, September 27th banquet. This was a very special night for our community. The J.P. Burley/UVA “HIDDEN NURSES” were honored – 17 of the nurses were in attendance. The tribute to the nurses was presented by Mrs. Marcha Payne Howard, the daughter of one of the hidden nurses – Mrs. Catherine Payne,, and was followed by a thank you song “Choice of Color”, sung by Ms. Tonia Ray.
We thank the University of Virginia School of Nursing for playing a major role in bring this project to a reality.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation by our keynote speaker, Dr. Marcus Martin.