Charlottesville won’t celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. It will mark slavery’s end instead.

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from The Washington Post,

His name still adorns much of the city, from the public library to a private winery. And from the foot of a mountain dedicated to him, his statue still gazes out over the university he founded.

But lately, in ways both small and seismic, Thomas Jefferson’s town has started to feel like it belongs to someone else.

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