Stories tagged: "Confederate symbols"

Courtesy of Tim Kaine's Office
Goodbye, Confederate Past: Virginia Military Base Renamed Camp Barfoot to Honor War Hero

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.

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.

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.