Robert E. Lee

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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 worshipped there.


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Citing safety concerns, Charlottesville officials announced Monday they’re allowing an upcoming rally of white nationalists only if organizers agree to a different location.


This weekend an alt-right group, widely associated with white nationalism, marched to a Confederate statue in Charlottesville -- carrying torches and chanting. 


The rally made national headlines and now Virginia’s candidates in the upcoming race for governor are weighing in. 

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Three people were arrested Sunday night after a mostly peaceful protest in downtown Charlottesville turned momentarily violent, spilling out into the streets. 

Words by Women During the Civil War

Mar 28, 2017

It may seem like an invasion of privacy to read someone’s diary, but for historians they are treasure troves.  Because they’re not written for public consumption, like a memoir or a letter, they open a window into the deepest thoughts of the writer. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation has organized a lecture series featuring the diaries of three women who lived in there during  the American Civil War begins this week.