The Lee statue is headed to the Black History Museum.
Months after its removal from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, an enormous equestrian statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has found a likely new home. As the Associated Press (AP) reports, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) has reached a tentative agreement with state and city officials to acquire the Lee statue and other Confederate monuments taken down across the Virginia capital.
The deal, announced by Governor Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney last Thursday, is pending approval from the city council, which is set to discuss the measure later this month. Under the agreement, BHMVA will work with the local community and the Valentine museum, which is dedicated to the history of Richmond, to determine the statues’ fate.