Confederate Monuments

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Localities in Virginia are one step closer to having control over Confederate monuments in their region. A bill ceding that power passed out of a key committee for the first time time Monday. 

Statues of Robert E. Lee and Harry Byrd have become flashpoints for lawmakers this year.


Virginia has more than 220 confederate monuments, but a group hoping to take them down rallied in Charlottesville Monday night – calling on the General Assembly to allow local control of those statues. 

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In downtown Richmond, tucked amidst the sprawling VCU hospital, is a mansion built in the early 1800’s. The building was once the White House of the Confederacy. 

Today it’s a museum, and a new exhibit in the space explores The Lost Cause. 

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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.