Virginia is altering its new primary and secondary logos to eliminate references to the school's history of slavery, the university announced Monday.

When the new logos were introduced April 24, the school noted that curves were added to the grip of the sabers to represent serpentine walls on the school's grounds.

The original 8-foot serpentine walls on campus were constructed to hide the presence and sounds of the enslaved laborers who built the university in the 1800s, The Cavalier Daily's Ali Sullivan notes.