Removal of Confederate Monuments and Memorials

The capsule contained three books, an envelope and a coin. Preservation experts say it will take time to clean and sort through.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
And then turn it into art. The Confederate monument, removed from a city park earlier this year, was at the center of a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017.
“The search for this moldy Confederate box is over. We’re moving on.”
Crowds gathered to celebrate the moment, chanting, "Hey, hey, hey, goodbye."
The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate general, will be relocated to museum.
The development comes more than five years after a 2016 removal push focused on the Lee statue.
Republicans used the bill as an opportunity to blast Democrats and critical race theory.
“I think this is symbolic of where we are heading as a country,” said the leader the organization that owns the park holding Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains.
No state removed more Confederate memorials in 2020 than Virginia, but Snyder, a GOP gubernatorial hopeful, says those efforts are tantamount to erasing history.