Jefferson School City Center's
January 18, 20145:30 - 9:30 pm
Jefferson School City Center
- Heavy hors d'oeuvres, dinner & dessert
- Festive Attire
- Legacy Maker Silent Auction
- Presentation of The Reflector Award toTeresa Jackson Walker Price
Legacy Reborn Committee
The Reflector Award
The award is named after the Reflector, Charlottesville's African American newspaper published by T.J. Sellers to "reflect the progress of our community and race." Beginning in 1933, the newspaper recorded the many triumphs of Jefferson School students as well as marshaled the community against Jim Crow segregation. The Reflector award is given to a community member whose service embodies the core values that drives the work of the nine tenants at the City Center: activism, entrepreneurship and, social and cultural equity. We are pleased this year to give this award to Teresa Jackson Walker Price.
Mrs. Price is a native of Charlottesville and a graduate of both the Jefferson graded and high schools. After high school she attended Hampton Institute, graduated and returned to Charlottesville to become a teacher in Charlottesville's public schools. Mrs. Price's community service is varied and she is known as a behind the scenes organizer. Such was the case in 2000 when she was one of the catalysts that effected the saving of the Jefferson School. Her quiet yet deliberate activism continues today as a member of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Advisory Committee.