Posts Tagged Confederate Monuments
The battle over Confederate statues and memorials is not over. Michael Pope reports on the latest developments.
When crews in Richmond removed the monument to General Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy, they looked for a time capsule stowed away inside its base. But they never found it, until Monday. Jahd Khalil has more on what was inside.
Work to remove the pedestal that held up the statue of Robert E Lee on Richmond’s Monument Avenue started Monday. Workers removed the statue three months ago. Its final home hasn’t been decided yet. Jahd Khalil reports that when it comes to the monuments, context is everything.
History was made in Richmond Wednesday, as a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee finally came down. Jahd Khalil was there and has this report.
After a year and a half of legal battles the Supreme Court of Virginia cleared Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to remove a statute of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from downtown Richmond Thursday. Brad Kutner has more.
As cities all over the South remove confederate monuments, most are also debating what to do with statues that weigh 8,000 pounds or more. In Charlottesville, members of city council have suggested melting them down and providing bronze to local artists who could make new sculptures from it.
We asked reporter Sandy Hausman to find out how that might work.
As the nation attempts to reckon with systemic racism, lawmakers in Virginia are moving to speed up the process of taking down Confederate monuments. Cat Modlin-Jackson has the story.
Local governments across Virginia are taking steps to bring down Confederate statues. But, one community on the Eastern Shore is taking a different approach. Michael Pope reports.
Contractors began removing Confederate monuments located on city-owned land in Richmond Wednesday afternoon. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Confederate statues across the country have long been targets for protesters. But, one Confederate monument in Alexandria is no longer a problem… because it’s not there. Michael Pope reports.
Localities in Virginia are one step closer to having control over Confederate monuments in their region. A bill ceding that power passed out of a key committee for the first time time Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Statues of Robert E. Lee and Harry Byrd have become flashpoints for lawmakers this year. Michael Pope reports.
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Richmond Tuesday. He spoke with the city’s mayor and shared some of the things he learned in his quest to remove the Confederate monuments in his city. Mallory Noe-Payne was at the event and has this report.
Virginia’s capital city made prime-time news this weekend during an episode of CBS’ 60 minutes about Confederate monuments. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Lawmakers in Richmond say all those Confederate monuments in Virginia are staying where they are. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Three months after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Richmond’s Monument Avenue Commission has deemed it time to get back to work. They held a meeting Tuesday evening at the Library of Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
If you had asked Virginians a year ago what topics would dominate the race for Governor, Confederate monuments might not have topped the list. But a rally in Charlottesville changed everything. Now, Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint in the race for Virginia’s next Governor. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshiped there. Michael Pope has details.
Richmond’s city council is considering asking lawmakers for permission to move the city’s Confederate monuments. If the resolution passes, it could force state delegates to take a clear stand on the issue. Mallory Noe-Payne was at a council meeting and has this report.
‘This is the Beginning of Bringing People Together,’ Residents Express Optimism After Richmond Rally
About half a dozen Neo-Confederates came from out of state to Richmond Saturday, stirring tensions and drawing hundreds of counter protesters. Many of the anti-racism protesters began their day at a unity rally at the city’s Maggie Walker monument. Mallory Noe-Payne covered the rally and has this report.
Richmond is preparing for a pro-Confederate monument rally organized by an out-of-state group. The event is scheduled for this Saturday at at the Robert E. Lee Monument. Organizers have refused to cancel despite a ban from the state. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Cities across the country are grappling with removing Confederate symbols. And perhaps nowhere is Confederate past and present more intertwined than in Lexington. Jessie Knadler looks at how the issues that spilled over into violence in Charlottesville last month have been playing out in Lexington for years.
City officials from Charlottesville will be back in court this week as part of their ongoing effort to remove the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee. But, as Michael Pope reports, they now have a new advocate in their corner.
Confederate statues aren’t just at courthouses and public squares in the South. They are also placed in positions of honor at the United States Capitol. Michael Pope has the story.
A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Last week, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The events in Charlottesville are prompting a renewed interest in Confederate statues and memorials across Virginia, as elected leaders across Virginia hear a new round of calls to remove them. Michael Pope reports.
The mayor of Virginia’s capital city is weighing in on how to deal with Confederate monuments. Richmond mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday he’d like to revamp Monument Avenue. The broad tree-lined boulevard in Richmond features memorials to several Confederate generals.
It may be 2017. But listen to candidates for statewide office, and you might think it’s the 1860s. Michael Pope has this look at how the Election of 2017 is playing out against a backdrop of Virginia’s Civil War history.
Local governments across Virginia are reconsidering their Confederate memorials — trying to figure out if they should be removed or relocated. But, as Michael Pope reports, one county is engaged in a different kind of discussion — adding a new monument to an existing Confederate statue.