While Washington may have seen only a couple dozen protesters from the alt-right on this anniversary weekend of the deadly white nationalist rally, Charlottesville, saw practically none.
Articles by Hawes Spencer
To avoid a repeat of the violence at last year's white nationalist rally, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, will be locked down beginning (8/10) tonight.
The indelible images of last August in Charlottesville include torches, Nazi regalia, and street brawls. But perhaps none is seared so deeply into memory as that of a grey Dodge Challenger hurtling toward a crowd of pedestrians. For some survivors, however, there's much more than memory. There are lingering physical as well as emotional wounds, but an ongoing interest in opposing bigotry. For Virginia Currents, Hawes Spencer has more.
The governor of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville have declared a state of emergency in advance of this weekend, the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally.
In preparation for this weekend's one-year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally, the City of Charlottesville plans to barricade downtown streets and close parks--even a kids's spray pool a mile from downtown.
The good news about last Thursday's [08/02] tornado in Charlottesville was that nobody got injured. The bad news, is that nobody predicted it.
In his first key pronouncement, incoming University of Virginia President James E. Ryan endorsed a controversial appointment to a university think tank despite two resignations in protest.
Tuesday marked the last day in office of Teresa Sullivan, the first female president of the University of Virginia. It was a tumultuous term for the person who has been called America's unluckiest college president.
In 2010, just five months into her term, Teresa Sullivan was inexplicably forced from office. Later came a false rape story, the deaths of students Yeardley Love and Otto Warmbier-- and a march by white nationalists.
The appointment of a former Trump administration official, is causing waves at the University of Virginia. Two scholars at the Miller Center, a University think tank, resigned Tuesday to protest a fellowship for former White House legislative director Marc Short. History professor Melvyn Leffler calls Short a partisan activist serving a president who violates norms of human rights and civil discourse. And so Leffler and another professor drew up a letter resigning from the Miller Center.