Pattie Epps


As Interviewed by Zephyr Y., March 18
"It makes me very angry that these white supremacists have taken that on as their symbol, and are using that to promote a really foul agenda."
Pattie Epps

Introductory Profile: About Pattie Epps

Her entire hometown seemed to be coming apart. My mom was born and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1973. She moved to Austin in the early 2000ís to work as a linguist at the University of Texas. She was 42 in 2016 when this march occurred. She is currently 44 years old and still lives in Austin.
In August 2017, my mom was visiting Charlottesville, when white supremacists marched against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park. Clashes occurred between protesters and counter protesters, resulting in the death of a woman. In the interview my mom talks about her anger towards the white supremacists who invaded her hometown, turning a march against the removal of a statue into a neo-nazi and white supremacist rally.