The Fight Over Confederate Statues, And How They Could Tell Another Story

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The Fight Over Confederate Statues, And How They Could Tell Another Story

Monument Avenue is a large, tree-lined street in Richmond, Virginia that used to have several confederate statues and monuments. In the wake of protests against racism and police brutality, the city has removed most of them. But a monument of Robert E. Lee still stands — for now.

Even before the statues started coming down, WVTF’s Mallory Noe-Payne reports that Richmond residents began reclaiming the space where it stands.

And historian Julian Hayter tells NPR’s Scott Simon there’s a way for confederate statues to tell a different story.

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