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Charlottesville Syllabus: Overview
History of Racism
Civil War Memory
Readings on Monuments
Writing / Citing
The KKK and the History of White Supremacist Groups
EBOOK Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction
Elaine Frantz Parsons
Publication Date: 2019
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The Ku Klux Klan in Virginia
A history of the KKK and its place in Virginia
Gentrification in Charlottesville
That World Is Gone: Race And Displacement in a Southern Town
A short documentary about the destruction of Charlottesville's Vinegar Hill neighborhood.
Charlottesville’s Confederate Statues
“Moments of Rupture”
Eileen Johnson's article on the local conflicts over the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.
“Tools of Displacement”
The history of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, and their role in displacing African Americans.
Slavery and Thomas Jefferson’s University
“Unearthing Slavery at the University of Virginia”
An examination of the history of slavery in the University of Virginia.
“Confronting U.Va.’s history of slavery: Administration, Charlottesville community consider reparations”
A discussion of what paying reparations to the descendants of former slaves might mean in the context of the University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Pioneers the Eugenics Movement
“Study of eugenics has long history at U.Va.: Pseudoscience studied academically in early part of 20th century”
Explores the development of eugenics at the University of Virginia, and its continued influence on campus.
Racial Integrity Laws
Traces the history of Virginia's "Racial Intergrity Laws" and connections to the eugenics movement using documents, photographs, and audio clips.
“Assuring America’s Place in the Sun: Ivey Foreman Lewis and the Teaching of Eugenics at the University of Virginia, 1915–1953"
The creation of one of the most well-known eugenics research programs at the University of Virginia, and the movement's connections to the Old South.
Jim Crow and Civil Rights organizing by UVa students
Alumni interviews. films, lectures, and other documentary evidence of student activism at the University of Virginia.
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