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This is the grave of John Floyd. Born in 1806 in Blacksburg, Virginia, Floyd grew up in the Virginia elite. His father, also named John, would later be governor and the biggest supporter of John C. Calhoun’s nullification extremism in Virginia. This says a lot about the politics of the son. However, in the aftermath […]
Well, at least something good happened today. A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement that workers removed the statue from the National Statuary Hall Collection early Monday morning. Northam had requested the […]
Ralph Northam’s past may be, uh, racially problematic, but he’s certainly making up for it now. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will […]
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