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About This Event

Time: August 11, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • White nationalists participate in a torch-lit march on the grounds of the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. Stephanie Keith/Reuters/Alamy
  • White nationalists participate in a torch-lit march on the grounds of the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. Stephanie Keith/Reuters/Alamy

Five years ago, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of Confederate statues. Their flaming torches, racist and anti-Jewish slogans, and threats of violence stunned many Americans. A day later, one counter-protester was killed and others were injured. Since then, self-proclaimed neo-Nazis have drawn new recruits with the viral spread of conspiracy theories that stoke division and myths of white power and replacement. Watch live on Facebook to learn about the history of beliefs that once seemed fringe and today fuel hatred and violence.

Guests
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

David E. Mills, Partner, Cooley LLP, represented plaintiffs who were victims of a racially motivated conspiracy to commit intimidation and violence during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Host
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.