It was the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, painted over by Black Lives Matter activists during last year’s historic protests.
Today more museum professionals are considering what it could mean to exhibit defaced monuments.
White supremacy is shitty.
The group has pledged to turn a monument to Jefferson Davis “into a toilet” unless the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets its demands.
All but one of the removals occurred after the murder of George Floyd, which spurred international protests against institutionalized racism.
A proposed amendment could make it illegal to put up signs offering historical context on the site of Confederate statues and other monuments.
The Valentine Richmond History Center wants to display a Davis statue created by artist Edward Valentine, the museum’s first president.
Governor Northam says his new initiative to reimagine public monuments in Virginia would “shine light on previously untold stories.”
Across the US, ballot measures included important questions on Confederate monuments, arts funding, and more.
The now-scrapped bill would have removed procedural hurdles that local governments in Virginia still face in removing the statues.
The Monuments Project will fund the development of more inclusive monuments, memorials, or historic storytelling spaces.
We do not need to physically preserve these objects to preserve history. The Toppled Monuments Archive seeks to reroute the impulse to preserve these objects altogether.