Posts Tagged Confederate Monuments

Monument Avenue Commission Gets Back to Work

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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.


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Since August, Candidates Have Shifted Tactics on Confederate Monuments

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City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Church’s Plan To Relocate Washington, Lee Plaques Raises Ire Of Senate Candidate


A memorial marking the final resting place of 34 Confederate soldiers, is seen in 2003, outside Christ Church in Alexandria. Christ Church was frequented by George Washington and Confederate General Robert E. lee and is one of the oldest in the city. (Credit: AP Photo / Linda Spillers)

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.

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Richmond Considers Asking State Lawmakers to Take a Stand on Confederate Monuments


Richmond residents came out to a city council meeting Monday evening in support of taking down the city’s Confederate monuments. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

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.

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‘This is the Beginning of Bringing People Together,’ Residents Express Optimism After Richmond Rally


Adria Scharf of the Richmond Peace Education Center hosting a unity rally at Richmond’s Maggie Walker statue. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

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.


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Richmond Preps for Pro-Confederate Monument Rally


Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham at a community meeting Thursday night ahead of Saturday’s planned rally. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

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.

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Dealing With A Confederate Past is Nothing New to Lexington


A statue commemorating Stonewall Jackson on VMI’s campus in Lexington. (Credit: Rob / Flickr)

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.


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AG Mark Herring Believes Some Confederate Monuments Can Legally Be Removed

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Attorney General Mark Herring (right), seen here following a hearing on President Donald Trump’s travel ban earlier this year, recently released an advisory opinion on the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia. (Credit: AP Photo / Jessica Gresko)

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.


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Should Virginia Replace Confederate Statue on Capitol Hill?

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A number of Confederate heroes, including General Robert E. Lee, are memorialized in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill. (Credit: AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

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.

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Richmond Commission Now Directed To Consider Removing Confederate Monuments

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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.

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Charlottesville Clash Shines New Spotlight on Confederate Monuments


A postcard view of the “Appomattox” monument in Alexandria. (Credit: Alexandria Library Local History Special Collections)

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.

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Richmond Mayor Calls for ‘Context’ to Confederate Monuments

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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney gestures during a news conference at City Hall Thursday, June 22, 2017. Stoney announced the formation of a commission tasked with redefining the narrative of the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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.

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Confederate Monuments and Memorials: What Role Will They Play in this Year’s Elections?


The Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond. (Credit: Wikipedia)

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.


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Fluvanna County Officials are Looking Into Adding to Confederate Monument, Not Removing


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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.



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