Year in Photos 2021

 

YearInReview2021_MK01YearInReview2021_MK01Captain Lance Blakey of the Charlottesville Fire Department receives his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Charlottesville. Jan. 6, 2021.

 

Captain Lance Blakey of the Charlottesville Fire Department receives his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Charlottesville. Jan. 6, 2021.

 


YearInReview2021_MK02YearInReview2021_MK02A demonstrator participates in a "Veterans For Peace” rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse Federal Building in Charlottesville on January 8, 2021.

A demonstrator participates in a "Veterans For Peace” rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse Federal Building in Charlottesville on January 8, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK03YearInReview2021_MK03A young rally-goer holds a sign on January 9 during a “No Haven for Fascists” rally in front of the Albemarle County Office Building in Charlottesville.

A young rally-goer holds a sign on January 9 during a “No Haven for Fascists” rally in front of the Albemarle County Office Building in Charlottesville.



YearInReview2021_MK04YearInReview2021_MK04Myra Anderson, whose Hern family ancestors were enslaved at Monticello, points to the names of family members recently inscribed on the University of Virginia Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. Jan. 19, 2021.

Myra Anderson, whose Hern family ancestors were enslaved at Monticello, points to the names of family members recently inscribed on the University of Virginia Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. Jan. 19, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK05YearInReview2021_MK05Charlottesville Community Bikes operations manager Jake Oswalt works on a bike in Charlottesville on January 21, 2021.

Charlottesville Community Bikes operations manager Jake Oswalt works on a bike in Charlottesville on January 21, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK06YearInReview2021_MK06Latoya Benton, mother of Xzavier Hill, chants during a “Justice for Xzavier Hill” demonstration exactly one month after Hill was killed by Police. Feb. 9, 2021.

Latoya Benton, mother of Xzavier Hill, chants during a “Justice for Xzavier Hill” demonstration exactly one month after Hill was killed by Police. Feb. 9, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK07YearInReview2021_MK07Members of Prolyfyck Run Crew take a moment to walk through the University of Virginia's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. March 5, 2021.

Members of Prolyfyck Run Crew take a moment to walk through the University of Virginia's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. March 5, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK08YearInReview2021_MK08Governor Ralph Northam visits Venable Elementary School in Charlottesville Virginia. March 11, 2021

Governor Ralph Northam visits Venable Elementary School in Charlottesville Virginia. March 11, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK09YearInReview2021_MK09The Longwood University men's tennis team huddles in between sets during a match against Chowan University in Farmville. March 13, 2021.

The Longwood University men's tennis team huddles in between sets during a match against Chowan University in Farmville. March 13, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK10YearInReview2021_MK10The Longwood University softball team beats the Bisons of Bucknell University 8-0 on March 14, 2021 in Farmville.

The Longwood University softball team beats the Bisons of Bucknell University 8-0 on March 14 in Farmville.



YearInReview2021_MK11YearInReview2021_MK11Redshirt Junior Crystal Nzewi of Longwood University celebrates during a 7-0 win over North Carolina A&T State University in Farmville. March 14, 2021.

Redshirt Junior Crystal Nzewi of Longwood University celebrates during a 7-0 win over North Carolina A&T State University in Farmville. March 14, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK12YearInReview2021_MK12Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument in silhouetted against the sky on April 1, 2021.

Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument in silhouetted against the sky on April 1, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK13YearInReview2021_MK13A demonstrator leads a chant during a Black Lives Matter noise demonstration on Market Street. April 19, 2021.

A demonstrator leads a chant during a Black Lives Matter noise demonstration on Market Street. April 19, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK14YearInReview2021_MK14Governor Ralph Northam addresses a crowd in Richmond before signing HB2312 and SB1406 which legalize simple possession of marijuana as of July 1. April 21, 2021.

Governor Ralph Northam addresses a crowd in Richmond before signing HB2312 and SB1406 which legalize simple possession of marijuana as of July 1. April 21, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK15YearInReview2021_MK15Maria Chavalan Sut washes in the Rivanna River for the first time in two and a half years after the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement grant her a Stay of Removal in her deportation proceedings. April 26, 2021.

Maria Chavalan Sut washes in the Rivanna River for the first time in two and a half years after the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement grant her a Stay of Removal in her deportation proceedings. April 26, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK16YearInReview2021_MK16University of Virginia students chant as they march up University Avenue during a pro-Palestine march. May 20, 2021.

University of Virginia students chant as they march up University Avenue during a pro-Palestine march. May 20, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK17YearInReview2021_MK17Dr. Jalane Schmidt and Dr. Andrea Douglas lead the last monument tour while Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson monuments still stand. May 31, 2021.

Dr. Jalane Schmidt and Dr. Andrea Douglas lead their last monument tour while Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson monuments still stand. May 31, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK18YearInReview2021_MK18Yolonda Adams, youth engagement and garden coordinator for the Jackson-Via and City of Promise gardens, weeds a strawberry patch in the City of Promise garden on Page St. on June 3, 2021.

Yolonda Adams, youth engagement and garden coordinator for the Jackson-Via and City of Promise gardens, weeds a strawberry patch in the City of Promise garden on Page St. June 3. 2021



YearInReview2021_MK19YearInReview2021_MK19Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument that sparked the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in 2017 is removed from its pedestal and carried out of town. July 10, 2021.

Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument that sparked the Unite the Right rally in 2017 is removed from its pedestal and carried out of town. July 10, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK20YearInReview2021_MK20Charlottesville’s Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson monument is driven past the slave auction block memorial on its way out of town. July 10, 2021.

Charlottesville’s Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson monument is driven past the slave auction block memorial on its way out of town. July 10, 2021.


YearInReview2021_MK21YearInReview2021_MK21A person watches from a hotel room as crews prepare to remove Charlottesville’s Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea statue. July 10, 2021.

A person watches from a hotel room as crews prepare to remove Charlottesville’s Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea statue. July 10, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK22YearInReview2021_MK22Charlottesville’s Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea Statue is removed from its pedestal. July 10, 2021.

Charlottesville’s Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea Statue is removed from its pedestal. July 10, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK23YearInReview2021_MK23People look on as the University of Virginia’s George Rogers Clark memorial is prepared for removal. July 11, 2021.

People look on as the University of Virginia’s George Rogers Clark memorial is prepared for removal. July 11, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK24YearInReview2021_MK24Members of a crowd wave “goodbye” as the University of Virginia’s George Rogers Clark memorial is driven away. July 11, 2021.

Members of a crowd wave “goodbye” as the University of Virginia’s George Rogers Clark memorial is driven away. July 11, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK25YearInReview2021_MK25A worker attempts to remove a section of the plinth of Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee monument on July 13, 2021.

A worker attempts to remove a section of the plinth of Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee monument on July 13, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK26YearInReview2021_MK26A group of gun rights activists gathers in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on July 21, 2021.

A group of gun rights activists gathers in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on July 21, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK27YearInReview2021_MK27A group of gun rights activists gathers in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on July 21, 2021.

A group of gun rights activists gathers in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on July 21, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK28YearInReview2021_MK28Syleethia Carr poses with her graduation certificate from the Public Housing Association of Residents internship program. Aug. 15, 2021.

Syleethia Carr poses with her graduation certificate from the Public Housing Association of Residents internship program. Aug. 15, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK29YearInReview2021_MK29A crowd member reacts to the music as "The Legwarmers” perform at The Jefferson in downtown Charlottesville on August 27, 2021.

A crowd member reacts to the music as "The Legwarmers” perform at The Jefferson in downtown Charlottesville on August 27, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK30YearInReview2021_MK30Singer Cathy Di Toro of "The Legwarmers” performers on the stage of The Jefferson in downtown Charlottesville on August 27, 2021.

Singer Cathy Di Toro of "The Legwarmers” performers on the stage of The Jefferson in downtown Charlottesville on August 27, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK31YearInReview2021_MK31Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument is removed from its pedestal on September 8, 2021.

Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument is removed from its pedestal on September 8, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK32YearInReview2021_MK32Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument sits next to its pedestal on September 8, 2021.

Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument sits next to its pedestal on September 8, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK33YearInReview2021_MK33Freshman Saad Khan of the Longwood University cross country team competes in the Virginia Invitational, hosted by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Sept. 17, 2021.

Freshman Saad Khan of the Longwood University cross country team competes in the Virginia Invitational, hosted by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Sept. 17, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK34YearInReview2021_MK34Dr. Steven Zeichner works in his lab at the University of Virginia on a universal coronavirus vaccine. Sept. 20, 2021.

Dr. Steven Zeichner works in his lab at the University of Virginia on a universal coronavirus vaccine. Sept. 20, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK35YearInReview2021_MK35Longwood University’s women’s soccer team celebrates a win over Campbell University in Farmville. Oct. 6, 2021.

Longwood University’s women’s soccer team celebrates a win over Campbell University in Farmville. Oct. 6, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK36YearInReview2021_MK36First Lady Dr. Jill Biden stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Richmond. Oct. 15, 2021.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Richmond. Oct. 15, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK37YearInReview2021_MK37Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe speaks on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe speaks on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK38YearInReview2021_MK38Former President Barack Obama stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021.

Former President Barack Obama stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK39YearInReview2021_MK39Former President Barack Obama stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021.

Former President Barack Obama stumps for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Oct. 23, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK40YearInReview2021_MK40A crowd gathers at a rally for republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.

A crowd gathers at a rally for republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK41YearInReview2021_MK41Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin invigorates a crowd in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin invigorates a crowd in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK42YearInReview2021_MK42Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin shakes hands after speaking to a crowd in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin shakes hands after giving a speech in Henrico. Oct. 23, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK43YearInReview2021_MK43State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) cheers as Stacy Abrams takes the stage to stump for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.

State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) cheers as Stacy Abrams takes the stage to stump for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK44YearInReview2021_MK44Dave Matthews performs on stage at Ting Pavilion as part of a campaign event for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.

Dave Matthews performs on stage at Tiny Pavilion as part of a campaign event for democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK45YearInReview2021_MK45DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Dave Matthews, Stacy Abrams, and democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe wave to the crowd at Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Dave Matthews, Stacy Abrams, and democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe wave to the crowd at Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville. Oct. 24, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK46YearInReview2021_MK46White nationalist Richard Spencer arrives for trial at the U.S. Courthouse Federal Building in Charlottesville on October 28, 2021.

White nationalist Richard Spencer arrives for trial at the U.S. Courthouse Federal Building in Charlottesville on October 28, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK47YearInReview2021_MK47Former Charlottesville City Police Chief RaShall Brackney and her lawyer walk toward city hall where she has called a press conference to claim her wrongful termination. Nov. 9, 2021

Former Charlottesville City Police Chief RaShall Brackney and her lawyer walk toward city hall where she has called a press conference to claim her wrongful termination. Nov. 9, 2021



YearInReview2021_MK48YearInReview2021_MK48Junior forward Leslie Nkereuwem at Longwood University slam dunks during an 82-42 win over American University in Farmville. Nov. 19, 2021.

Junior forward Leslie Nkereuwem at Longwood University slam dunks during an 82-42 win over American University in Farmville. Nov. 19, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK49YearInReview2021_MK49Longwood University’s men’s basketball coach Griff Aldrich speaks to his team during an 82-42 win over American University in Farmville. Nov. 19, 2021.

Longwood University’s men’s basketball coach Griff Aldrich speaks to his team during an 82-42 win over American University in Farmville. Nov. 19, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK50YearInReview2021_MK50A cheerleader performs a stunt for the crowd in Longwood University’s Willett Hall in Farmville. Nov. 19, 2021.

A cheerleader performs a stunt for the crowd in Longwood University’s Willett Hall in Farmville.Nov. 19, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK51YearInReview2021_MK51A crowd surrounds the glowing tree named “Oatmeal” on the Downtown Mall during Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination. Dec. 3, 2021.

A crowd surrounds the glowing tree named “Oatmeal” on the Downtown Mall during Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination. Dec. 3, 2021.



YearInReview2021_MK52YearInReview2021_MK52A tattered American flag is seen in front of an abandoned mobile home at Ridgewood Mobile Home Park. Dec. 10, 2021.

A tattered American flag is seen in front of an abandoned mobile home at Ridgewood Mobile Home Park. Dec. 10, 2021.