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Richmond’s Monument Avenue Will Be Transformed

This has been one hell of a week. I have done more media interviews over the past few days than I have over the past decade. In addition to interviews […]
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The Monuments Must Go

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Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and members of the Monument Avenue Commission, We are native Richmonders and also the great, great grandsons of Stonewall Jackson. As two of the closest living relatives to Stonewall, we are writing ...

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History / US History : Civil War Memory

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Frank Tyson’s Civil War Memory

History / US History : Civil War Memory

The following two video interviews with Frank Tyson are part of an oral history project at the website, Race and Class in DuBois’ Seventh Ward. The first one focuses on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. The next video focuses o...

Let Richmond’s Kids Figure Out What to Do With the Monuments

History / US History : Civil War Memory

Last night the Richmond Monument Avenue Commission held its first public forum at the Virginia Historical Society. It went about as well as I predicted. You can read about it […]

Richmond Creates “Monument Avenue Commission”

History / US History : Civil War Memory

This is an interesting development. Today the mayor of Richmond announced the creation of the Monument Avenue Commission, which will examine ways to add historical context to its Confederate monuments. […]


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