Monument Avenue: Rober E. Lee

Unsettling the Legacy of Monument Avenue’s Robert E. Lee Statue   

Figure 1. (The Chicago Reader. Monument Avenue’s Robert E. Lee Statue). Between 1890 and 1929, the City of Richmond erected five statues on Monument Avenue to commemorate Civil War-era Confederates. These individuals included Robert E. Lee (May 29th, 1890), J.E.B. Stuart (May 30th, 1907), Jefferson Davis (June 3rd, 1907), Stonewall Jackson (October 11th, 1919), and Matthew[…]

The Confederate Statue Controversy:  What it Means for the Charlottesville Community

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor The controversy on whether or not the statue of General Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville should remain standing has left the city divided.  Some residents believe that what the statue of the Confederate general symbolizes is hurtful, but others believe taking down the statue is disrespecting history.  Charlottesville also[…]