Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era.

The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond’s Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should be treated today.

The angst over what to do with Confederate monuments has been particularly pronounced in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy.

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