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Charlottesville, Virginia: Freedom of Speech Wall

A 54-foot-long slate wall, officially erected by the city, frees everyone to express themselves. If they have chalk.

605 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA
Downtown. In the center of a community plaza bordered by 5th, 9th, Water, and Market Sts. In front of City Hall (which faces away from the street) and beside the amphitheater.
Bring chalk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Freedom of Speech Wall.

Freedom of Speech Wall

Are you sure this is a wall?

[Vance Erwin, 11/05/2014]

All are invited to empty the bladder of the mind.

Freedom of Speech Wall.

Freedom of Speech Wall

There is a slate wall in downtown Charlottesville where people can express their freedom of speech in chalk. The wall, which is about 7 feet tall and 54 feet long, is cleaned off about about twice a week, more often if it rains, so at least it is a short freedom of speech.

[Doug Dirr, 08/01/2014]

The lofty First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is elegantly inscribed in the wall, but it's illegible under all the Free Expression.

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