Confederate Monuments

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Lexington will rename the city-owned Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

City council voted unanimously late Thursday night after hearing from dozens of citizens.

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Contractors began removing Confederate monuments located on city-owned land in Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

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Virginians waiting for the state-owned Robert E. Lee monument to come down will have to wait a while longer.

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A judge has indefinitely extended an injunction preventing the Virginia governor from removing a historic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue.

Howard Hopkins

Multiple legal battles have complicated Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to remove the Lee monument in Richmond. In the meantime, the community there has reclaimed the space. Each night the monument is lit up, the pedestal is covered with layers of paint, and around the base there’s a memorial to black lives. 

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