Civil Rights Memorial Project Underway in Va.:





Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) launched an effort Friday to erect a civil rights memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol, a project pushed by his wife, Lisa Collis, for more than three years. The goal, Collis said after her husband signed Executive Order 96, is to create a statue honoring the leaders of Virginia's civil rights movement. The statue would be placed among other monuments on the green space around the Capitol in time for the state's 400th anniversary in 2007.


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