Stories tagged: "confederate statues"

[Photo credit: Michael Cheuk] DeTeasa Gethers, docent with Beloved Community C-ville, points out names inscribed in the walls of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Virginia’s Black History: A Virtual Experience 

A local organization seeks to tell the Black history of Charlottesville—one community member at a time.

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.

workers in the Capitol building removing a confederate statue to replace it with civil rights icon Barbara Johns
Civil Rights Icon Barbara Johns Statue to Replace Robert E. Lee’s at US Capitol

At the age of 16, Johns led the school walkout that helped desegregate public schools in the US. Soon, her statue will stand in the Capitol building in place of the longstanding confederate monument.

Portsmouth, VA (Image via Shutterstock)
VA Senator Turns Herself in After She Is Charged with ‘Injury’ to Confederate Statue

Sen. Louise Lucas was released without bail for charges that Gov. Ralph Northam called "highly unusual."