On May 19, 2022, a crowd assembled at the intersection of East Market Street and 3rd Street NW in downtown Charlottesville to watch the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate an important moment in the desegregation of education in Virginia. In 1950, Gregory Swanson applied to attend the University of Virginia School of Law, but he was denied a space because he was Black. He sued in federal court citing 14th Amendment rights to equal protection, and a three-panel judge heard arguments on September 5 that year. Our recording begins with David Plunkett, the director of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Timeline for podcast:
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 00:50 – Comments from David Plunkett, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
- 04:10 – Comments from Risa Goluff, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law
- 10:00 – Comments from M. Rick Turner
- 12:00 – Comments from Donna Price, Chair of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors
- 15:30 – Comments from Lloyd Snook, Mayor of the City of Charlottesville