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Mural in Charlottesville Pays Tribute to Booker T. Washington Park

A new mural going up in Charlottesville sheds some light on part of the city’s history. LINK FOR VIDEO

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A new mural going up in Charlottesville sheds some light on part of the city’s history.

Members of the Wounded Warrior Project spent Monday, July 8, getting the project started, which is located on the side of 1216 Harris Street in the Rose Hill Drive neighborhood.

The mural depicts the time when the neighborhood was a plantation, and it pays tribute to Booker T. Washington Park.

“I think a sense of place, sense of history, of the way the neighborhood is developed and is continuing to develop,” Martin Champman, who owns the building, said. “We have increasingly on Harris Street now a lot of tech-based industries coming in, like biotech industry and also the solar power industry is coming here too, and so it’s really a neighborhood in transition.”

On Tuesday, children from the Boys and Girls Club will come out to help paint.

The mural should be completed by July 26.