Virginia

End of History: Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue Coming Down

A 130-year-old statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee that dominates a traffic circle in Richmond, Virginia, will fall Wednesday. The end of the largest extant Confederate monument in the United States draws to a close a series of protracted legal challenges that began more than a year ago when Gov. Ralph Northam ordered its removal.

July 4, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, United States; The full moon rises behind the Robert E. Lee Monument. Mandatory Credit: Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via USA TODAY NETWORK