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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


The stories behind the ways we remember Arthur Ashe Read more

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. Read 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. Read more


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. Read 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. Read more


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