Sept. 8, 2021
In photos: The Lee statue comes down
The Robert E. Lee monument, the last of the five major Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, is removed from its plinth.
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With crowds of people gathering to watch, the Robert E. Lee statue was lowered from its pedestal on Monument Avenue on Wednesday. The statue’s removal “helps advance a more inclusive world,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and is “an historic moment in the never-ending mission to promote inclusion and opportunity for all human beings.”
VCU photographers were on site to capture the historic event.