Monticello Hosts Public Summit on Power of Descendant Communities


Date and Time:

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm


Join the Monticello for a special Juneteenth event at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: “Ascendant: The Power of Descendant Communities to Shape Our Stories, Places, and Future.”


Part of a two-day event to honor Monticello's Getting Word community and the rededication of the Burial Ground for Enslaved People, this public program will highlight the importance of descendant voices in the telling of American history—voices that have often been marginalized, or left out completely.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Unable to attend in person? Join the event livestream on our Facebook pagewebsite, or YouTube channel

Ascendant is just one of many local Juneteenth events. Explore other powerful programs and activities in the Charlottesville area.