By Christopher Miller, Buzzfeed. Read the full article here.

The shockingly violent, hate-filled events of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville scarred the American conscience: The snarling faces of hundreds of neo-Nazis and other white supremacists chanting “Jews will not replace us.” The tiki torches they carried and swastikas they flaunted as they marched through the city. The white mob standing over and beating a young Black man scrambling for his life. The gray Dodge Challenger ramming into a crowd of anti-racist activists, launching people into the air and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

And then there were the words of then-president Donald Trump, that among the white supremacist attackers there were “very fine people.”

The violence in Charlottesville not only reopened old wounds but forged an extremist path that would lead to more deadly white supremacist attacks and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The US has never fully reckoned with this painful chapter of recent history, but on Monday, a long-awaited civil trial gets underway in federal court. Victims of that violence and their legal team, as well as many other Americans, are hoping they will finally see justice served against some of the most notorious white supremacists in the country.

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