Pocahontas Island & Vinegar Hill: Two Virginia Shorts
Saturday 12:30 p.m., Vinegar Hill
41 min. plus discussion.
The Enduring Legacy of Pocahontas Island
is the history of one of the oldest African-American communities in the country, located in Petersburg, Virginia.
That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town
explores the nearly-forgotten history of Charlottesville's largest African American neighborhood, Vinegar Hill, addressing black property ownership and
the area's federally-funded destruction in 1965. Surviving residents describe the neighborhood they knew and loved, and consider future prospects for
black residence and success in the city.