24 Hours in Charlottesville: An Oral History of the Stand Against White Supremacy

On August 11th and 12th in 2017, armed neo-Nazi demonstrators descended on the University of Virginia campus and downtown Charlottesville. When they assaulted antiracist counterprotesters, the police failed to intervene, and events culminated in the murder of counterprotestor Heather Heyer. In this book, Emmy-nominated CNN journalist and former Charlottesville resident Nora Neus crafts an extraordinary account from the voices of the students, faith leaders, politicians, and community members who were there. Through a vivid collage of original interviews, new statements from Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, social media posts, court testimony, and government reports, this book portrays the arrival of white supremacist demonstrators, the interfaith service held in response, the tiki torch march on the university campus, the protests and counterprotests in downtown Charlottesville the next day, and the deadly car attack.

ISBN: 9781666636895

ISBN-10: 9781666636895

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publication Date: 07/18/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/18/2023 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Race & Ethnic Relations

Political Ideologies - Nationalism & Patriotism

United States - 21st Century