Governor Terry McAuliffe on Charlottesville’s Lasting Impact Feb. 27
Press Release · Monday, February 24, 2020

Washington, DC

On Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m., the National Archives welcomes Governor Terry McAuliffe and a panel of experts to discuss McAuliffe’s new book, Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. A book signing will follow the program. Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

Leonard Steinhorn, author, CBS News political analyst, and professor of communication and affiliate professor of history at American University, will moderate a panel discussion with Governor MacAuliffe and: Sam Fulwood, Senior Fellow, American Progress Action Fund; Former U.S. Representative Albert Wynn; and Maria Cardona, Head of Dewey Square Group’s Public Affairs Practice and founder of Latinovations.

Terry McAuliffe served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 and as Chair of the National Governors Association from 2016 to 2017. McAuliffe also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005.

Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism tells the behind-the-scenes story of the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, and examines how to prevent other “Charlottesvilles” from happening in the future. McAuliffe examines the forces and events that led to the tragedy, including the brutal murder of Heather Heyer. 

Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.


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