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Residents of the 1976-built Crescent Halls have complained for years about its deteriorating condition.  Jack Looney

New venture: Riverbend dips into public housing

Music and real estate mogul Coran Capshaw’s Riverbend Development, known for 5th Street Station, the Flats, and City Walk, among many other projects, is now aligning itself in a different direction: a partnership with Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority to build new public housing for residents of the crumbling Crescent Halls. Riverbend and the nonprofit […]

One of the most emotionally powerful moments on the trip was the visit to Assin Manso—Slave River. The delegates walked barefoot on the sacred path to the site of the Last Bath, the final freshwater the enslaved stepped in before they were marched to auctions at the slave castles and put on ships.

Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation leads a local delegation to discover the origins of slavery

Words and pictures by Natalie Jacobsen “Take your shoes off,” says Joshua Kwasi. A delegation of 56 people, most representing Charlottesville, pause for a moment, eyes darting and sweeping the stone floor, glancing toward the sandy, exposed path before them. “Why?” asks one member. “Because this is sacred ground,” says Kwasi, the tour guide at […]