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By Associated Press
Conservation experts in Virginia's capital have pulled books, money, ammunition, documents and other artifacts from a time capsule found in the remnants of a pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
A new emancipation monument was unveiled in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday that features two 12-foot bronze statues -- one of a woman holding an infant and one of a man freed from chattel slavery.
By Joshua Barajas
As much of the US faced a reckoning following the death of George Floyd, towns across the country began to look at racial justice in their own backyards. Led by two sisters, the JXN Project is a new initiative working…
By Ivette Feliciano, Connie Kargbo
The federal ban on evictions, extended by President Biden through March, is a much-needed, yet only temporary pause on a looming crisis impacting hundreds of thousands of American families. Retro Report, a non-profit news organization, reports from Richmond, VA, which…
By Brian Palmer, Retro Report
The renaming is part of a much larger and ongoing reckoning over the city's historical ties to slavery and racial discrimination.
By Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmond's famed Monument Avenue.
In our news wrap Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the statue will be removed from Richmond's well-known "Monument Avenue," and said that the state can no longer showcase a cause that sought to preserve slavery. Also, business closings…
Huge numbers of gun-rights supporters gathered in Richmond, Virginia, Monday to protest a wave of gun-control measures being proposed by the state’s new Democratic majority. Despite fears of violence, the demonstrations remained peaceful as thousands of demonstrators (some heavily armed)…
By Alan Suderman, Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary state of emergency days ahead of Monday’s rally, banning all weapons including guns from the event on Capitol Square.
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