Charlottesville NOW presents The Racial and Ethnic History of Charlottesville, a special media presentation by Charlene Green, Manager for the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights.
Did you know that in the 1860’s there were more Africans and African Americans than Whites in this area; that there was a group of Black men known as the “Four Hundreds” who owned land and businesses in Charlottesville after the Civil War; and that Vinegar Hill started out as a neighborhood populated largely of Irish immigrants? Charlottesville has a long history of being a diverse city and of different people coming together to fight segregation and discrimination.
Charlene Green has over 30 years of experience in education, working as a teacher in elementary and secondary schools and as an assistant professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has been a trainer and consultant in Multicultural Education for the past 25 years. Charlene has worked on diversity and cultural competency with numerous school systems in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as well as with organizations such as the FBI, the US Department of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction in North Carolina.