In the Spring of 2020, the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers was completed with programing and initiative assistance from the office of the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at the University of Virginia. The memorial is adjacent to the Rotunda and across from the Corner, inviting community members to honor those both named and unnamed — and to work towards restorative justice.

We spoke with one of DEC‘s founding members, Carolyn Mitchell Dillard, to learn more about the memorial and efforts to uncover the ancestry for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about the memorial here.