SOURCE: Virginia Mercury
Includes a qutoe from Melvin Patrick Ely, a College of William & Mary history professor.
SOURCE: NY Times
Last Saturday, the city renamed a major thoroughfare after Ashe. It will slice across Monument Avenue, known for its outsized statues of Confederate generals.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
Richmond’s Monument Avenue is lined with Confederate statues, but an exhibition filled with proposals to replace them struggles to find a road forward.
by Elizabeth Varon
Elizabeth Van Lew was a Southerner who supported the Union. She--and other Southern Unionists--deepen our understanding of the Civil War and its legacies.
SOURCE: The Economist
The mayor of what was the capital of the Confederacy wants to preserve its statues, but ensure the full history is told.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
In the capital of the Confederacy, calls are rising to properly memorialize the slave trade
SOURCE: Washington Post
A new AA stadium will be located across the street from one of the central slave trading sites in the country.
RICHMOND, Va. — A heritage group’s plan to fly a large Confederate flag along Interstate 95 outside Richmond is drawing criticism from the head of the NAACP’s Virginia chapter.The Virginia Flaggers plans to fly the 10-by-15-foot flag on a 50-foot pole just south of Richmond. It’s tentatively scheduled to go up Sept. 28 and will be visible from the northbound lanes of the interstate, although organizers haven’t said exactly where it will be located.Virginia NAACP Executive Director King Salim Khalfani told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/14iwLLJ ) that the flag would make Richmond look like a “backwater, trailer park, hick town.”...
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is planning to turn a pre-Civil War house on its Richmond property into a regional visitor center.Officials plan to complete the work to rehabilitate the historic three-story, 9,000-square-foot Robinson House by the summer of 2015. The building currently serves as a storage facility.Once complete, the circa-1850 building will include a visitor center on the first floor as well as a gallery interpreting the site’s history going back to the days of American Indians....
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