More than 100 people crammed into the Albemarle County courthouse Thursday for yet another marathon day of eviction hearings.
“We’re so busy trying to tell them to be still, to be quiet and behave. How can they grow like that?” says Asia Green.
Anderson grew up in Westhaven in the 1970s and now lives there in her grandmother’s old unit.
Photographer Ézé Amos says its time for #charlottesville to be about the people who live here.
“It’s the birthplace of our democracy,” said Emily Gorcenski. “And if you want to assault the ideals of democracy, you go to where it started. It’s as simple as that.”
Michael Cheuk didn’t know how we would respond to the Unite the Right rally — until he reconsidered his own family history and his faith.
Five years after white supremacists rallied around Charlottesville’s Lee statue, Confederate legacy groups have sued the city in an effort to stop the Swords Into Plowshares project.
The board was formed after the violent white supremacist rallies of 2017 — and took years to gain power to investigate cases of alleged police misconduct.
“It’s never really been a Charlottesville that I feel safe in, or even one that I feel is not really embedded in racism,” said Myra Anderson. “On that day, it just so happened to rear its ugly head.”
Five years after the “summer of hate,” we’re telling our community’s own stories.