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Charlottesville Syllabus: Overview

The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the University of Virginia's Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation. Also includes materials from Professor Walter D. Greason's Monmouth University course on collective racial violence

The Charlottesville Syllabus

Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia, became the site of swirling controversy as members of the so-called "alt-right" protested the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from the university grounds, and were confronted by counter-protesters. This LibGuide, based on the Charlottesville Syllabus, provides resources helpful in understanding the the historical and contemporary background, and places the "alt-right" into context with other racist groups such as the KKK. The core set of materials were collated by Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation at the University of Virginia, and are supplemented by materials provided by Professor Walter D. Greason of Monmouth University.

Warning: The material presented is sometimes graphic in nature, and may be disturbing to readers/viewers.

The KKK, the Alt-Right, and the History of White Supremacist Groups

Gentrification in Charlottesville

The Lost Cause, Memorialization, and Charlottesville’s Confederate Statues

Slavery and Thomas Jefferson’s University

The University of Virginia Pioneers the Eugenics Movement

Jim Crow and Civil Rights organizing by students at the University of Virginia