• Confederate statues October 27, 2023 5:06 pm

    Robert E. Lee statue that prompted deadly protest in Virginia has been melted down

    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was a focal point of a deadly white nationalist protest in 2017 has been melted down and will be repurposed into new works of art. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, a Charlottesville-based Black history museum, said Thursday that the statue had been destroyed. The Charlottesville City Council voted in...

  • Virginia January 24, 2023 8:14 am

    Confederate General's Remains Moved to Virginia Hometown

    The remains of a Confederate general unearthed from beneath a monument at the center of a Virginia intersection have been reinterred at a cemetery in his hometown. Last month, Richmond, which served as the Confederacy’s capital for most of the Civil War, removed the statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill and the general’s remains buried beneath after a court battle....

  • Confederate statues December 22, 2022 3:43 pm

    West Point to Remove Confederate Symbols From Campus

    The U.S. Military Academy in West Point will begin taking down memorials commemorating figures of the Confederacy. During the holiday break, a portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee dressed in his Confederate uniform will be removed from the school’s library, where it has been hanging since the 1950s. It will also remove the stone bust of Lee at Reconciliation Plaza....

  • Richmond December 12, 2022 2:01 pm

    Virginia Capital Removes Its Last City-Owned Confederate Monument

    The city of Richmond — the capital of the Confederacy for most of the Civil War — removed its last city-owned Confederate statue on Monday, more than two years after it began to purge itself of what many saw as painful symbols of racial oppression.

  • Virginia December 12, 2022 10:51 am

    Richmond's Final City-Owned Confederate Statue Set to be Removed

    An official says work to remove the final city-owned Confederate monument from Richmond, Virginia, should start this week. The statue is of Gen. A.P. Hill.

  • Confederate statues August 3, 2022 4:55 pm

    Youngkin Appointee Resigns After Remarks About Civil War

    A Virginia woman Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources has resigned after making widely criticized remarks about Confederate statues and the Civil War. A spokeswoman for Youngkin confirmed to Richmond TV station WRIC Tuesday that Ann McLean had resigned from the board effective Monday. McLean had criticized the push to remove Confederate monuments and in...

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