Confederate monuments

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April 19, 2019 - 11:50 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago. Northam's office reportedly presented a letter to member of the Fort Monroe Authority...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)​
February 28, 2019 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state government is holding a public hearing on a plan to enact permanent rules for rallies at a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue. The Department of General Services announced Wednesday the hearing is set for...
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January 11, 2019 - 12:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 30, 2018 - 1:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The commission studying what to do with Richmond, Virginia's most prominent Confederate monuments has been given another month to complete its report. The commission convened last year by Mayor Levar Stoney had been expected to submit its recommendations for Monument Avenue by...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 07, 2018 - 9:50 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A commission studying what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments has scheduled two public meetings to get additional community input. The meetings will be held Thursday and Saturday, May 19. A press release from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's office says the meetings will...
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