An 1887 time capsule, believed to be at the base of a Confederate statue, is opened


Associated Press

Virginia chops the statue of General Robert Lee of the Confederate Army

On Wednesday, workers lifted a giant statue of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army from a pedestal towering over a century in Virginia’s capital, and the crowd exploded with cheers and songs. The equestrian statue, one of the largest Confederate monuments in the United States, was dropped to the ground shortly before 9 am after construction workers and horses with harnesses tied around Lee lifted their arms into the air and counted. I did. To the cry of joy from a crowd of hundreds. Sharon Jennings, an African-American woman born and raised in Richmond, said she had mixed feelings when she saw it work.