UVA names new dorm ‘Gibbons House’ after 2 former slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The newest dorm at the University of Virginia has been named after two former slaves who became prominent community members after Emancipation. The Daily Progress reports ( ) that the university officially dedicated Gibbons House on Friday. The residence hall will house about 200 first-year students starting this fall. The dorm … Continue reading