Begun with a student-led effort, the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers acknowledges those enslaved African Americans who built and worked at the University of Virginia. The memorial stands east of Brooks Hall and the Rotunda near The Corner. The broken ring symbolizing broken shackles is about 80 feet in diameter, emulating the dimensions of Jefferson’s Rotunda. Inside the outer ring is a second ring that contains a timeline of slavery at the University.
Article from Discover Charlottesville: The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers: Reframing the Academical Village