Confederate Monuments

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An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.


A professor of history at the University of Virginia and a journalist who wrote for Charlottesville’s weekly newspaper are breathing easier today after a judge threw out a lawsuit against them. 

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A statue modeled after a Confederate monument in Virginia was unveiled in Times Square Friday. It’s the same size and shape as the J.E.B. Stuart Monument in downtown Richmond, but astride the horse is a black man in a hoodie.  


Charlottesville Police are investigating additional damage to confederate monuments there after a spray-painting incident over the weekend.  The attack was apparently carried out with hammers or chisels.


A two-year-old lawsuit is winding down in Charlottesville after Judge Richard Moore issued an injunction, blocking the city from taking down statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

A judge in Charlottesville has barred the city from removing confederate monuments from local parks.  Citizens who sued over a vote by city council to do so were relieved. Among them, attorney Buddy Weber.