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Presentation at the Current Research in Digital History Conference, GMU

On March 9, 2019, Professor Gianluca De Fazio will present a paper at the CRDH Conference at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. The paper, titled “Improving Lynching Inventories with Local Newspapers: Racial Terror in Virginia, 1877–1927”, discusses some of the findings of the lynching project. You can find the Conference Program here.

 

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Talk at UVa-Wise

On March 18, Professor Gianluca De Fazio will deliver a lecture at UVa-Wise in Wise, VA, as part of the Black History Month Lecture Series. His talk  on “Racial Terror: Lynching in Virginia and its Legacy” will take place at 1PM in the SSC Rhododendron Room.

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Virginia Senate Resolution Condemning Lynching

Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, sponsored a Senate joint resolution asking the General Assembly to “acknowledge with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching within the Commonwealth and call for reconciliation among all Virginians.” As part of the resolution, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission and the Department of Historic Resources together would pick sites for markers to document lynching, whose victims were primarily African-American. The identification of lynching victims will be based upon the Racial Terror website. You can read more in this article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily has also interviewed Professor De Fazio about lynching in the Historic Triangle and the legacy of racial violence in the US South.

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Second Essay Published

A second essay by Jim Hall has just been published in the essays section of the website! This essay reports about “An Eyewitness Account of Archer Cook Lynching” in Prince Edward County.

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New Essays Section

I’m delighted to announce that we have just added a new Essays section to the website. In this section, a variety of authors will contribute to our understanding of lynching in Virginia through their analyses of specific aspects of lethal mob violence in the Commonwealth. The first published essay is ‘The Lynching of Shedrick Thompson‘ by journalist Jim Hall, author of the book “The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain”. In this essay, Hall describes the barbaric lynching of Shedrick Thompson in Fauquier County in 1932, and the following cover up by authorities to make it pass for a suicide. Other essays will be published in the next few months.

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Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice

ODHlogov5-21b5ex7Kevin Hegg will deliver a presentation titled “Lynching In Virginia: Using Digital Tools To Tell Almost Forgotten Stories” at the Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice Community Conference, which will take place at Lehigh University from April 20 to 22, 2018. Kevin will be part of the “Justice? (What Justice?) Voices and Stories” panel on Sunday morning. Follow the conference on Twitter (@MDHI_Lehigh) and Facebook.

 

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Speaker Series – Special Collections JMU Libraries

Professor Gianluca De Fazio and Kevin Hegg will deliver a talk on “Documenting and Mapping Racial Terror: Lynching in Virginia, 1877-1927” on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4PM-5PM, Carrier 301. This talk is part of the Speaker Series by JMU Libraries Special Collections.

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IVS Talk

Professor Gianluca De Fazio will introduce and discuss the “Racial Terror: Lynching in Virginia, 1877-1927,” website on April 11th, 2018 at 12PM at the Institute of Visual Studies (Roop 208) at James Madison University.

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Talk at the Lucy F. Simms Center

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project invited Professor Gianluca De Fazio to deliver a lecture on lynching in the Shenandoah Valley on April 20th, 2018 at 2PM at the Lucy F. Simms Center in Harrisonburg, VA.

 

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