The rally by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee left one counter-protester dead and several injured.
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The Swords Into Plowshares project, led by the Jefferson School American Heritage Center, a local Black-led nonprofit, involves the statute at the heart of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017.
In 2017, debate over Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue sparked a violent neo-Nazi rally that left a woman dead. Now, a Black cultural center wants to melt it down and turn it into public art.
The Emancipation and Freedom Monument — two 12-foot bronze statues of a man and a woman holding an infant newly freed from slavery — was unveiled in Richmond, the former Confederate capital.
A 133-year-old time capsule that was placed at the pedestal of the Confederate monument in Richmond, Va. in 1887 will be replaced by a new time capsule filled with modern-day artifacts.
The temporary ban will remain in place until the statue's removal on Wednesday. The FAA says it was putting the ban in place for "Special Security Reasons."
Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed in the Virginia city almost four years after the deadly Unite the Right rally.
Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the statue removed in June. The statue, which stands 60 feet high, is the only Confederate statue still standing on the city's Monument Avenue.
Seven busts along with a statue and a plaque — all honoring Confederate leaders — are quietly ousted from Virginia's Old House Chamber on orders from the state's House of Delegates speaker.