The commission studying what to do with Richmond, Virginia’s most prominent Confederate monuments has been given another month to complete its report.
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.
Seven members of the D.C. Council and Attorney General Karl Racine want the National Park Service to remove a statute of a Confederate general from a parklet near the police department.
Attempts to remove high-profile Confederate references in Alexandria, Virginia, are seeing mixed results: a Confederate soldier statue will stay, a highway name will change.
“I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said.