Historians and journalists Aniko Bodroghkozy and Nora Neus revisit the indelible moments of August 12, 2017, when white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville.

Aniko Bodroghkozy’s Making #Charlottesville: Media from Civil Rights to Unite the Right places this event in context with two other epochal moments, both in 1960s Alabama, that put American racism and the struggle against it on worldwide display. She spotlights the media’s treatment of these events, and how activists made use of the new media environment of their day to organize and amplify their respective messages.

Nora Neus’s 24 Hours in Charlottesville: An Oral History of the Stand Against White Supremacy recounts the stories of students, faith leaders, politicians, and community members who counter-protested against, confronted, witnessed, and responded to these Neo-Nazis protests.

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