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Richmond City Council decided Monday to ask the General Assembly for the authority to decide the fate of the city's Confederate statues. Read more


For the third time, the Richmond City Council will weigh whether to ask the General Assembly for control over the city's Confederate monuments at a special meeting Monday. Read more


Virginia law and Richmond's charter present obstacles to the commission's recommendations. 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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We’re traveling into the philosophical realm to get a glimpse of Richmond’s future. Read more


It’s time for Jefferson Davis to go, says Richmond mayoral candidate Joe Morrissey. Read more

Politics 2 Comments

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

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


In a changed city and media climate, The Richmond Free Press moves into a future without founder Ray Boone Read more

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Who deserves a spot on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue? Here are the figures you told us you'd like to see there. Read more

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