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Opinion: My daughter lost her life fighting for justice. Now it’s my battle

Before the events of August 11 and 12, 2017, Charlottesville was, for those who knew of it at all, a college town or a weekend getaway from Washington, DC. Or, for the history buffs among us, the home of our third president. After those events — the torch-wielding march at the University of Virginia, the "Unite the Right" rally and the violence and injuries it wrought, and of course the horrific murder of Heather Heyer — Charlottesville has been a national wound for many Americans, a symbol of violence at the heart of America's relationship to race.

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