1. “As I think about relaying an invitation to confront a mob to a full church of mostly untrained people and many children, I imagine mostly bad outcomes,” Willis Jenkins, a University of Virginia professor and one of the organizers providing security at the church, wrote in a message he sent on Wednesday And yet, he wrote, “I am personally haunted that I did not go to assist those students.
2. Former mayor Kay Slaughter was on hand as were Harvard professor and civil rights leader Cornel West and television journalist Katie Couric, a University of Virginia graduate who was working on a long-form report for National Geographic television about the national debate over statues, memorials and the naming of buildings.
3. In the church, Traci Blackmon, a minister from St. Louis delivered a “barnburner of a sermon,” said Jalane Schmidt, a University of Virginia professor and one of the leaders of those protesting the rally.
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