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AP-US--Confederate Monument Protest-One Year Later,ADVISORY, US

August 6, 2018

Sunday, Aug. 12, will mark one year since a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent, leaving one person dead and dozens injured. Here are the AP’s coverage plans. For questions, call the AP’s Nerve Center at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600) or Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan at 804-643-6646.

Moving Aug. 7


Last summer’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that left a woman dead and dozens more injured proved to be a watershed moment, both for a fringe alt-right movement that appears to be reeling, and the city itself. In the year since, many residents say the wounds haven’t healed and others say the violence has laid bare a disagreement about deeper issues of race and economic inequality and what should be done to move forward. By Sarah Rankin and Michael Kunzelman. 1,000 words, with photos.

Moving Aug. 8


Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses and college campuses fell almost daily for weeks after a speeding car killed a woman and injured dozens Aug. 12, 2017. At least 30 Confederate monuments were uprooted in the past year. Many more Confederate monuments remain standing, in part because seven Southern states have laws protecting them. By Russ Bynum. 950 words, with photos and video.

Moving Aug. 9


A statue honoring white Confederate soldiers has stood for more than a century in Tuskegee, Alabama, a black-majority city with deep ties to African-American history and culture. The story of how such a monument could be erected and still remain in place a century later offers lessons in just how hard it can be to confront a shared history that still divides a nation. By Jay Reeves. 1,500 words, with photos. An abridged version also will move.

Moving Aug. 10


Their numbers may be dwindling, but the United Daughters of the Confederacy still have some fight in them. The 124-year-old group that helped erect Confederate monuments across the country is now going to court to keep them from being pulled down. In cases against local governments in Louisiana and Texas, UDC chapters claim to even own the public lands beneath their memorials. By Allen G. Breed. 1,800 words, with photos. An abridged version also will move.

Moving Aug. 11


The University of Virginia and various churches in Charlottesville are among the groups holding vigils and healing services during the day. A student activist group has scheduled a “Rally for Justice” Saturday evening to commemorate and protest the torch-lit march by white nationalists that occurred one year ago on the campus. By Michael Kunzelman. 600 words, with photos.

Moving Aug. 12


A white nationalist rally is planned in a park near the White House to mark the one-year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville that turned into a violent clash. Counter-protesters plan to gather several blocks away to stand against what they call the hate and oppression of the white nationalists. In Charlottesville, the mother of the woman killed a year ago during the uprising plans to lay a wreath at the location where she died. By Ashraf Khalil. With photos.



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