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A photo on the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity yearbook page from 1972 shows someone wearing blackface for a costume. Courtesy of Abby Clukey hide caption

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U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

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On Tuesday, jurors sentenced James Alex Fields Jr. to 419 years plus life and roughly half a million dollars in fines. A judge will hold a separate hearing on March 29. Eze Amos/AP hide caption

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Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

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Prosecutors and a local TV station identified Jeffrey Winder as the man who threw a punch at Jason Kessler, organizer of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists in remarks about the Charlottesville, Va. rally at the White House on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. He later undercut these remarks by blaming "both sides" for the violence at the rally. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Year After Charlottesville, Not Much Has Changed For Trump

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James Alex Fields Jr. stands on the sidewalk ahead of a rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. He is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters later that day, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Eze Amos/AP hide caption

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James Alex Fields Jr. stands on the sidewalk ahead of a rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Later that day he is accused on ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer. On Wednesday he was charged with federal hate crimes. Eze Amos/AP hide caption

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images David McNew/ AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Weight of Our Words

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The shroud that had obscured the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va.'s, Emancipation Park since August was removed Wednesday morning. A judge ruled the shroud, as well as one over a Stonewall Jackson monument in a second park, was obstructing the right of the public to view the memorials. Hawes Spencer/WCVE hide caption

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This photo provided by Charlottesville, Va., authorities shows James Fields Jr., who on Thursday had the most serious charge against him upgraded to first-degree murder in the death of a woman at a Unite the Right rally. AP hide caption

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden, chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Looking 'Beyond The Big House' And Into The Lives Of Slaves

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Study Looks At How People Think About Free Speech

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How President Trump's Rhetoric Is Changing The Way Americans Talk

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Chants of "White lives matter!" "You will not replace us!" and "Jews will not replace us!" rang out on Aug. 11 as several hundred white nationalists and supremacists carried torches through the University of Virginia. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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