Exploring the social histories of the pavilion gardens in U.Va.'s Academical Village

Sophia McCrimmon, JS '21, receives a reasearch grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund

May 29, 2019

This summer, rising third-year Jefferson Scholar Sophia McCrimmon will partner Christian P.L. West, a doctoral student in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, to increase public understanding of how enslaved laborers and, later, black students at the University played an integral role in the history of U.Va.’s Academical Village.


Sophia McCrimmon

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. White Sr. and Claire C. Smith Jefferson Scholar



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