Hotel A: Why Didn’t I know I Was Walking Into Former Slave Quarters

Students can walk in and out of the many buildings around the Academical Village without ever knowing that slaves built and maintained these spaces. In this video, we take a closer look at Hotel A, and how the same rooms that slaves cooked and slept in are now offices for professors, with no form of commemoration of that history around the building.

Produced by Yahya Abou-Ghazala and Robby Keough

Hotel A Animation: JUEL Visualization
Hotel A Image: UVA Special Collections
Fireplace Image: UVA Historic Structure Report


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