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An idea to recognize women's contributions to the state is coming to fruition. more

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

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

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

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We’re traveling into the philosophical realm to get a glimpse of Richmond’s future. 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. more

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

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A subcommittee of the Monument Avenue Commission met to kick off the group's efforts to add context to Richmond's Confederate statues. more

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A monument in the works for Brown’s Island celebrates emancipation and honors the struggle for equality. more

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Work on a statue honoring trailblazer Maggie Walker gets underway downtown. more

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

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A standing room only crowd of more than 250 showed up to the Richmond Public Library Tuesday night to have a say in the design of a memorial for African-American businesswoman Maggie Walker. more

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A massive crowd gathered in Richmond 125 years ago to witness the unveiling of the Gen. Robert E. Lee Monument. Then, as now, the nation was divided on why -and if- it and other monuments of Confederate soldiers should have been erected. more

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Lately, on social media and in coffee shops, a tone of indignation and righteousness (a terrible combination) is directed toward the statues of Monument Avenue. The drift goes that the bearded and booted Confederate chieftains should go. Again. more

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In 1928, a statue of Christopher Columbus was commissioned by the Richmond chapters of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of Italy. The idea didn't suit everyone. But his past weekend, the monument was re-dedicated with a past participant. more

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