After years of resistance and a long court battle, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was being pulled from its prominent perch in Richmond, Virginia. Many consider the statue an offensive tribute to the South’s slave-holding past.
A prominent statue of Robert E. Lee was removed Wednesday in Richmond, Va., the city that served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The huge statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia—one of the biggest Confederate monuments in the nation and one in the heart of the former capital of the Confederacy—has been removed from its pedestal.
What people are saying?
Greg Silva I ask this, Would Germany have a statue of Hitler just for the sake of history?? This man represents a country that we were at war with. End of story.
kamiyaken Is this the Cultural Revolution of America? It is a mistake to evaluate history with current values. Everything, heroic and wrong, is American identity.