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Charles Alexander, aka Alex-Zan, one of the first children to integrate Charlottesville schools in 1959,  meets Beto O'Rourke at the historic Jefferson School.
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In brief: Beto’s back, Scott Stadium watering holes, candidate banned, and more

Beto shows up—again Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made a second visit to Charlottesville August 31. O’Rourke, who is trailing in the crowded Dem field, hit Champion Brewing to support former School Board chair Amy Laufer, who is running to unseat state Senator Bryce Reeves. He visited the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and […]

The Jefferson School has been a Charlottesville landmark since 1926, when it was one of only 10 African American high schools in Virginia. (Photo: Skyclad Aerial)

‘Shocked, humiliated:’ Jefferson School executive director sues tenant for defamation

The executive director of the Jefferson School Foundation is suing one of the building’s resident nonprofit partners for defamation, after the tenant accused her of conducting “unethical fundraising” in a previous job. Sue Friedman, a former Albemarle School Board chair, was hired in January to handle day-to-day operations of the historical Jefferson School City Center, […]