Confederate Monuments

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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.

Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

The name Jefferson Davis is slowly being removed from public highways. But the civil war of old names remains an open conflict.

A local chapter of the NAACP is suing a Virginia county in an effort to change the names of schools named in honor of Confederate leaders.

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Artist Kehinde Wiley, best known for painting President Obama’s official portrait, has announced his first large-scale public sculpture. And Virginia will ultimately be its home. The piece is modeled after one of the Richmond’s Confederate monuments.

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A North Carolina man held vigil below the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville Thursday– wearing the uniform of a Union soldier, carrying an American flag and celebrating the Union cause. 

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