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Lloyd Snook

Venable School, Lane High School


Lloyd Snook was born in New Jersey in 1953. He moved to Charlottesville with his family in 1961, entering Venable School in the fourth grade. He was at Lane High School between 1967 and 1970 and was a founder of the school’s Student Human Rights Committee in 1968, dedicated to building better relationships among the student body. He has been active in civil rights from a very young age, following the lead of his family. He was not on any athletic team, but was a columnist for the Lane Times and was actively involved in trying to improve the environment for Black students. He  discusses the “ugliness” of the times and concludes that desegregation “wasn’t handled well.” This modest man says his legacy is helping to start defusing the tensions that accompanied the changes of the 1950s and 1960s. He was elected to the City Council of Charlottesville in 2020; Council selected him as mayor in January 2022 to serve a term of two years.

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