Name of Engagement

WHSV Covers History of Lynching in Virginia Project

Description

Working Group Holds Public Hearing To Discuss Racial Terror In Harrisonburg WHSV TV3 (Harrisonburg) In 2019, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution acknowledging, with profound regret, the existence and acceptance of lynching within the commonwealth. To further this project, Gianluca De Fazio, an assistant professor at JMU, created a digital archive called “Racial Terror: Lynching in Virginia,” which documents the stories of each of the 104 lynching victims between 1866 and 1932.

Web Presence

https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Working-group-holds-public-hearing-to-discuss-racial-terror-in-Harrisonburg-560531891.html

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Cultural Institutions and Programs

End Date

9-17-2019

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement

Format

Event

On/Off campus

Off campus

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