UVA Today has been publishing an important series of articles about racism in UVA’s history. The reason for the series is, from the article:
“Editor’s note: Even an institution as historic as the University of Virginia – now entering its third century – has stories yet to be told. Some are inspiring, while the truths of others are painful, but necessary for a fuller accounting of the past. The President’s Commission on Slavery and the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation were established to find and tell those stories. Here are some of them, written by those who did the research. One in an occasional series.“
The most recent piece examines the prominence of the KKK in Charlottesville and at the University during the era when Confederate statues were erected. Read the full article here.