Experts Pull Documents, Money From Lee Statue Time CapsuleThe Lee monument used to be part of a collection of Confederate statuary that dotted historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, which was capital of the Confederacy for most of the Civil War.
Again, Crews Find Apparent Time Capsule At Lee Statue SiteThe governor tweeted photos of a box being removed from the site and said conservators were studying the artifact.
Virginia Is Set To Remove Richmond's Lee Statue On WednesdayThe Lee statue was created by the internationally renowned French sculptor Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie and is considered a “masterpiece,” according to its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
'An Incredible Day' As Lee Statue Removed In CharlottesvilleThe statue's removal came more than five years after racial justice activists had renewed a push to take down the monument, an initiative that drew the attention of white supremacists and other racist groups, culminating in the violent “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.
At Least 160 Confederate Symbols Removed In 2020, SPLC SaysWhen rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn't encounter a statue of the most famous rebel general, Robert E. Lee.
Detailed Plans In Place For Careful Removal Of Virginia's Robert E. Lee StatueWhen the bronze equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by rail in Richmond from Paris in 1890, it took 10,000 men, women and children to haul its pieces more than a mile to the site where the towering monument was erected as a tribute to a Confederate hero.
Police: 2 Assaulted Officers Near Confederate StatueTwo people were arrested for assaulting officers who were working with a city task force to break up an encampment near a Confederate monument in Richmond, police said.