'Unite The Right' Rally Forced Charlottesville To Rethink Town's Racial History

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Charlottesville has long been known known as a charming college town — home to the University of Virginia, and its founder Thomas Jefferson. After a deadly clash between white nationalists and counter protesters on August 12 th last year, Charlottesville has become shorthand for racial strife. "As a community I honestly feel more divided than ever, which is sad," says Michael Coleman, a 30-year-old musician and sales manager. He's African-American, and spoke while standing by the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee that white nationalists came to defend from removal last year. The space brings reflection. "How it's been such a source of hate and turmoil and conflict," Coleman says. I first met Coleman at a candlelight vigil on the UVA campus...

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'Unite The Right' Rally Forced Charlottesville To Rethink Town's Racial History

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