We naturally want what happens in the world to reinforce our notion of reality, to serve as examples of the things we believe in, but the truth, as Oscar Wilde observed, is rarely pure and never simple. When the historical marker for the slave auction block in Court Square went missing in the early morning…
Read more Slave Block: historical marker thief disrupts the narrative in Charlottesville
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was just sentenced to life in prison for killing Heather Heyer in a vehicular attack in Charlottesville, Virginia last year. In this video, the Charlottesville community reflects on its history and recovery since the August 2017 rally. pic.twitter.com/EaS3T6vxPs — HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Read more Video: “White silence is violence…”
Browsing through photos from last year I can’t believe all I witnessed. It was like a strange, horrible dream. Here are some standouts.
Read more Charlottesville 2017 – a year in photos
Charlottesville has responded to summer of 2017’s deadly rally by going after the nazis and white supremacists, one by one, who thought it was a good idea to come here. As a result, the list of those facing criminal charges, jail time, lawsuits, job losses, and being ostracized by their own families and communities keeps…
Read more Ununite the Right: Charlottesville responds by taking names and…(Updated)
After the events of August 12 last year, Bushman Dreyfus Architects sought to address the idea of monuments and memorials in contemporary civic life by creating the BDA Prize design and ideas competition, inviting architects, artists, and designers to come up with works of public art or architecture that would address some of the many…
Read more Responding to A12: DTM public art prize draws entries from around the world
From the State investigation into the events of August 12: “…James W. Baker, a consultant with the International Association of Chiefs of Police who led the review, said state police and local police each had their own response plans, which should have been unified before the event. Baker said that despite collaboration and meetings in…
Read more State Investigation of August 12 in Charlottesville cites miscommunication
By David McNair Now that the symbolism of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia has literally exploded into our consciousness, it’s easy to forget how blind we were to it just a short time ago. The truth is, only a few years before the idea of removing the Lee statue became an…
Read more The Lee Statue in Charlottesville: from Tulips to Terror in a few short years
At the time, if you told people in Charlottesville that hundreds of angry white supremacists and neo-nazis would rally in a park just steps away from the theater the following summer, they’d have thought you were crazy.
Read more Why Charlottesville? How a Facebook comment, an unknown blogger, and some old tweets inflamed a debate about race and monuments
By David McNair The first thing I saw when I approached the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12 here in Charlottesville was a guy across from Market Street Market selling bottled water for $2 out of his car, saying, “I figured I had to make the most of it.” The next thing I…
Read more From Comedy to Tragedy: what I saw at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville
This Vice report pretty much tells you all you need to know about what happened in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017.
Read more Nazis invade Charlottesvillle, DTM