Should Thomas Jefferson Be Removed From The University Of Virginia Because Of His Documented History Of Slave Ownership? Mayor Nikuyah Walker Offers Her Answer.


I asked this question to Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah J Walker. You can watch her answer in this sizzle reel from The I Love CVille Show.

I asked this question to Mayor Walker as a follow-up to this topic: City Councilor Dr. Wes Bellamy would like to rebrand Preston Avenue because its namesake, Thomas Lewis Preston, was an adjunct general in the Confederate Army. Thomas Lewis Preston also owned slaves.

Many people in Central Virginia believe that if we start renaming streets, parks and statues in CVille, then it could eventually lead to the removal of Thomas Jefferson from UVA. It’s the proverbial “Pandora’s Box.”

If you liked this article, you might also enjoy What Happened To Keith Woodard’s $80,000,000 Mixed-Use Development On Water Street? Mayor Nikuyah Walker Offers Her Answer. and Does Charlottesville, VA Have An Affordable Housing Crisis? Mayor Nikuyah Walker Offers Her Answer.

At I Love CVille, we feature the best of Charlottesville, Virginia. You’re going to love the I Love CVille network.

The following two tabs change content below.

CEO Jerry Miller

Jerry Miller is the CEO of The Miller Organization, The I Love CVille Network, VMV Brands, The Blue Ridge Venture Fund and I Love CVille Real Estate, which are all headquartered in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting locally-owned businesses. Get to know Jerry at