Monument Avenue

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Richmond’s Monument Avenue Commission held one of its final community meetings Thursday night. Almost a year ago the group was tasked with a big question: What should Virginia’s capitol city do with its confederate monuments?

In the months since, that issue has become a flashpoint. Caught in the middle of that tension, the Monument Avenue Commission has aimed to keep things civil.

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Virginia’s capital city made prime-time news this weekend during an episode of CBS’ 60 minutes about Confederate monuments.

Monument Avenue Commission Gets Back to Work

Nov 14, 2017
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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.

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A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Late Wednesday, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments.

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What place should monuments to the Confederacy have in today’s cities? It’s a question that touches on deep nerves for many communities across the U.S. Now Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, is trying to handle that conversation with civility. But in the first of a series of public forums on the issue, tensions ran high.

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