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The VMFA's Donald Moffett sound installation in the Confederate Chapel is an impassioned plea amid a historical and political storm. Read more

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Virginia law and Richmond's charter present obstacles to the commission's recommendations. Read more

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The Valentine's “Monumental” gives context to the nature and variety of Richmond’s monuments. Read more

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Updated: Monument Avenue Commission's report recommends new signs, additional monuments and possible removal of the Jefferson Davis statute. Read more

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The Richmond School Board trades Confederate general's name for that of the nation's first African-American president. Read more

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The commission convened by Mayor Levar Stoney listened to what the public had to say about Richmond's Confederate statues. Now its members have to decide what action to recommend. Read more

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Mayor Levar Stoney touted his administration's accomplishments in his 'State of the City' address as Richmonders debate his meals-tax proposal. Read more

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The CEO of the American Civil War Museum answers our pressing questions. Read more

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An allegorical symbol of the Confederacy, this statue is also somebody’s grandmother. Read more

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A pro-Confederate-heritage group that demonstrated on Monument Avenue on Saturday was met by a large gathering of counter-protesters who marched from the Maggie Walker statue to Stuart Circle. Read more

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In anticipation of a demonstration Saturday by a neo-Confederate group that wants to see the monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee stay in place on Monument Avenue, police are advising Richmonders to avoid the area and vowing to arrest lawbreakers. Read more

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Can one epic public art project rid RVA of all of its demons? Read more

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From Sourcebook 2016: Moments in Richmond’s history that pushed the region forward Read more

Sourcebook 2016 editor Samantha Willis introduces the issue and shares a sneak peek inside Read more

Richmonders want a physical site that recognizes the city’s long overlooked role in the domestic slave trade and its implications. But when and where will they finally receive it? Read more

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Who had good year? And who didn’t? The year that was, summed up Read more

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Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way Read more

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Who (or what) Richmond magazine readers want added to Richmond’s most recognizable street Read more

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A suggestion from Mayor Jones piqued our interest in which historical figures - and which of our current history-makers - Richmonders would honor with a Monument Avenue statue. Read more

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Emancipation was not a magic wand. Enormous resistance greeted the incorporation of African-Americans into the national structure — in particular, its educational system. A new exhibit at the Library of Virginia explores this period in history. Read more

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