Asalie Minor Preston
Asalie Minor Preston was born Asalie Annette Minor on December 7, 1903 to Rives C. and Elizabeth (Curry) Minor. Her sisters were Glenna E. and Bernice. Their father, a former slave, was a teacher, farmer and astute businessman. Rives Minor had been one of the slaves belonging to Col. T.L. Preston, who had a plantation on the outskirts of Charlottesville. When the Civil War ended, Col. Preston divvied up small parcels of land and gave them to his former slaves.  According to Asalie, many of Col. Preston's former slaves couldn't make a living on the acre or so of land that he had given them. They would usually just abandon it and go to places like Washington, West Virginia and Philadelphia to find work.
In 1922, Asalie followed her father's footsteps into teaching.
Asalie Minor married Roy C. Preston on August 11, 1938 in Albemarle County. Leroy "Roy" C. Preston was born on January 8, 1902 in Kingston, NY to William and Mary (Spinner) Preston.
Historic C. B. Holt House
After the death of Roy's stepfather, Charles B. Holt in 1950, Asalie and Roy lived in the C. B. Holt House on Preston Avenue.
Minor-Preston Educational Fund
After a distinguished career teaching in Albemarle County’s segregated black public schools, Asalie endowed the Minor-Preston Educational Fund to provide college scholarships 
The financial foundation of the Minor Preston Educational Fund was created largely from money that came from the sale of property once owned by Minor. Lloyd Smith, who served as Preston's attorney, was instrumental in the creation of the fund and handled the sale of some of the land. "Asalie told me that many of Col. Preston's former slaves couldn't make a living on the acre or so of land that he had given them," Smith said. "They would usually just abandon it and go to places like Washington, West Virginia and Philadelphia to find work.
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- Web. City councilors vote to rename Preston Avenue, CBS 19 News, February 5, 2019