CHARLOTTESVILLE SYLLABUS: #BLOCKKKPARTY EDITION by S. Abramowitz et al.

A primer of sources engaging in the history of oppression, racism, and violence perpetrated and perpetuated against people of color in the town of Charlottesville, VA. This syllabus deals directly with the detrimental impact that the Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park has on its surrounding landscape and inhabitants. Unless indicated with a *, articles included are free and accessible online.

CHARLOTTESVILLE’S CONFEDERATE STATUES: LOST CAUSE WHITE SUPREMACY, MEMORIALIZATION, & RESISTANCE

Report to City Council by the City of Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials, and Public Spaces. December 19, 2016

Excuse me, America, your house is on fire” (Jalane Schmidt, Medium, 2017)

I Rebuke You, Charlottesville. (D. Straughn, Parle Magazine, 2017)

Why Richard Spencer Matters” (Jamelle Bouie, Slate, 2017)

Tools of Displacement” (Sophie Abramowitz, Eva Latterner, Gillet Rosenblith, Slate, 2017)

“A message to Charlottesville about Lee Park from your local Black farmer” (Chris Newman, Sylvanaqua Farms Facebook post, 2017)

What It’s Like To Be A Black Student As White Supremacists March In Your College Town” (Wes Gobar, Vox, 2017)

Moments of Rupture” (Eileen Johnson, The Politic, 2017)

White Supremacy and African-American Resistance in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1900–1925 (online archive)

Resident Directed Positive Vision for Redevelopment” (Public Housing Association of Residents’ proposal on the redevelopment of Friendship Court, 2016)

The Ku Klux Klan in Virginia” (John T. Kneebone, Encyclopedia Virginia, 2016)

Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia* (J. Douglas Smith, 2002)

The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory* (R. Fitzhugh Brundage, 2008)

The Separate City: Black Communities in the Urban South, 1940–1968* (Christopher Silver & John V. Moeser, 2014)

GENTRIFICATION & VINEGAR HILL

The Vinegar Hill Project (online archival resources)

The Charlottesville Race and Place Project (online archival resources)

Charlottesville Urban Design and Affordable Housing (online archival resource)

Daughters of Zion Cemetery Walking Tour (interactive online resource)

That World Is Gone: Race And Displacement in a Southern Town (documentary, 2010)

Root Shock: The Consequences of African American Dispossession” (Mindy Thomson Fullilove, Journal of Urban Health, 2001)

Urban Renewal and the End of Black Culture in Charlottesville, Virginia: An Oral History of Vinegar Hill* (James Robert Saunders & Renae Nadine Shackelford, 1998)

Pride Overcomes Prejudice: A History of Charlottesville’s African American School* (Andrea N. Douglas, 2013)

Vinegar Hill 1963: Life in the Neighborhood* (Scot French & Kenneth Schwartz, 2015)