Charlottesville officials who paid a lobbying firm $50,000 in taxpayer money to push for legislation they wanted have come away largely disappointed.
A Va. House panel voted down a measure that would permit local governments to move Confederate monuments, while a Senate committee blocked a bill that would allow a county, city or town to rename any highway named before 1965.
The group, called “CSA II: The New Confederate States of America,” says it wants to raise awareness about the Confederacy.
Amid a national debate over what should be done with Confederate-linked monuments and symbols, Maryland’s governor has promised that the state flag will stay the way it is.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.