Confederate Monuments

Monument Avenue Commission Gets Back to Work

Nov 14, 2017
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Three months after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Richmond’s Monument Avenue Commission has deemed it time to get back to work. They held a meeting Tuesday evening at the Library of Virginia.

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If you had asked Virginians a year ago what topics would dominate the race for Governor, Confederate monuments might not have topped the list. But a rally in Charlottesville changed everything. Now, Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint in the race for Virginia’s next Governor.

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A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshipped there.

 

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Richmond’s city council is considering asking lawmakers for permission to move the city’s Confederate monuments. If the resolution passes, it could force state delegates to take a clear stand on the issue.

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About half a dozen Neo-Confederates came from out of state to Richmond Saturday, stirring tensions and drawing hundreds of counter protesters. Many of the anti-racism protesters began their day at a unity rally at the city’s Maggie Walker monument.

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