Stories tagged: "Confederate monuments"


Confederate monuments in Charlottesville can now be removed
Charlottesville Can Remove Confederate Statues, Virginia Supreme Court Decides

After years of court battles and a summer of protests calling for their removal, the city of Charlottesville can now take down two statues memorializing Confederate generals.

An image of George Floyd is projected onto the base of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Lee Statue’s Future Still Undecided After Last-Minute Appeal

RICHMOND-The fences went up around Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue Monday.

The afternoon sun illuminates the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.
Richmond Activists, Residents Object to Monument Avenue Park Proposal

RICHMOND-A city ordinance that would make it illegal for people to be on the medians near Marcus-David Peters Circle after sundown is making its way through the Richmond City Council.

Northam is proposing spending $25 million in part to redesign this street.
Removing Monuments Won’t Dismantle White Supremacy, Activists Say

RICHMOND - Virginia’s governor is proposing spending $25 million to tear down monuments to white supremacy.

Crews prepare to remove a statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on July 7, 2020. At least 63 Confederate statues, monuments or markers have been removed from public land across the country since George Floyd’s death on May 25, making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for removals, according to an Associated Press tally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
State Police Asked to Investigative Richmond’s Statue-Removal Contract

RICHMOND — A prosecutor has requested that state police investigate Richmond’s contract for the removal of the city’s Confederate statues.

The afternoon sun illuminates the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.
Goodbye to Lee: Judge Rules State Can Tear Down Statue

RICHMOND-Governor Ralph Northam can remove a statue of Robert E. Lee in the capital city.

Crews attach straps to the statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 7, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The statue is one of several that will be removed by the city as part of the Black Lives Matter reaction. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
House to Senate: Actually, We’re Making It Easier to Remove Monuments

RICHMOND-If the Virginia House has their way, it’ll soon be easier to remove any type of war monument in Virginia.