US Another Confederate statue in Richmond, Va., comes down along Monument Avenue
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Another Confederate statue on Richmond's iconic Monument Avenue was removed Tuesday, theand the that was once the capital of the Confederacy.
The bronze monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on horseback was hoisted from its granite base as crowds cheered early Tuesday.
The Stuart statue was one of four monuments of prominent Confederate leaders owned by the city of Richmond that have been removed in recent weeks. Three have been taken down by the city while a statue of Jefferson Davis was torn down by protesters.
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From presidents to explorers, Americans are delving into the often abusive histories of former leaders honored by statues and monuments.That's enough to warrant its removal, says Demetria McFarland, a fifth-grade teacher who has started a petition to that end.
The fifth Confederate memorial on Monument Avenue – a towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee – is the largest and most prominent but remains standing for now as a judge issued an injunction halting its removal., which is state owned.
James Ewell Brown Stuart was commander of the Cavalry Corps of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia who was fatally wounded by a Union soldier in 1864. The 15-foot statue of Stuart atop a 7-foot pedestal was erected in 1907.
Richmond is taking down Confederate statues:
The statue was one of dozens around the United States that have come down in the wake of protests following the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans in police custody. Floyd, who was Black, died in May after a white Minneapolis police officer held his knee into Floyd's neck.
Georgia activists renew calls to remove 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments'
Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain', the "granddaddy of Confederate monuments." The fight over the monument, which is located in Dekalb County, Georgia and prior to COVID-19's spread could get more than 4 million visitors in a year, is unfolding as the U.S. grapples with civil unrest following the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Cities across America are being forced to reckon with a dark history and are facing growing pressure to confront the racist past of confederate leaders honored in monuments across the country.
Across the nation, citizens have been taking to the streets to protest for racial justice and against police brutality. During some protests, demonstrators have torn down statues of prominent Confederate leaders or other historic figures with known racist pasts.
Mayor Levar Stoney,and citing emergency powers, ordered the city's Confederate statues on Monument Avenue be removed. were removed last week.
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Richmond's Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue dismantled, latest monuments to come down .
Work crews in Virginia’s capital city on Thursday dismantled the final piece of a monument honoring a Confederate naval commander and scientist, following last week’s order from Mayor Levar Stoney to clear away all city-owned Confederate statues amid weeks of protests against police brutality and racism. © Provided by FOX News The carving is 190 feet wide and 90 feet tall. While confederate monuments are being removed nationwide, dozens of protests at the mountain have called to remove the carving.