Fort Barfoot, formerly known as Fort Pickett, became the first of nine US military bases with Confederate references to get a new name, which now honors a decorated officer who fought in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
RICHMOND-The fences went up around Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue Monday.
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.
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