© 2023 254 North Front Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 910.343.1640
News Classical 91.3 Wilmington 92.7 Wilmington 96.7 Southport
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
We are experiencing technical issues with our transmitter. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Crowds Cheer As Confederate Robert E. Lee Statue Comes Down In Richmond, VA

It was a historic day in Richmond, Virginia, as crowds gathered to watch crews remove a 12-ton granite statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

The statue along Monument Avenue was a focal point last year for protests against police brutality and racism following the murder of George Floyd. Now, some activists see its removal as a symbol of change.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Jahd Khalil, Richmond reporter for Radio I-Q and Virginia Public Radio.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.