Virginia’s 111-year tribute-on-the-national-stage to famend traitor Robert E. Lee has ended.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam stated in an announcement that staff eliminated the statue from the Nationwide Statuary Corridor Assortment early Monday morning.
Northam had requested the elimination and a state fee determined that Lee was not a becoming image for the state.
Lee’s statue had stood with George Washington’s statue since 1909 as Virginia’s representatives within the Capitol. Each state will get two statues.
The state fee has beneficial changing Lee’s statue with a statue of Barbara Johns. She protested situations at her all-Black highschool within the city of Farmville in 1951. Her courtroom case turned a part of the landmark Brown v. Board of Schooling resolution by the U.S. Supreme Courtroom. The ruling had struck down racial segregation in public faculties.