Online Survey Suggests Not Changing Names of Charlottesville ParksPosted: Updated:
Some Charlottesville councilors are considering removing the General Lee statue and / or renaming Lee Park. What do you think should be done?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:
- Remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee, keep park name
- 168 votes
- Rename Lee Park, keep the statue
- 791 votes
- Remove the statue and rename the park
- 1323 votes
- Don't change anything
- 16428 votes
- None of the above
- 569 votes
- RELATED ARTICLES: In Depth: Central Virginia Debates over Civil War Era Displays and Monuments
Charlottesville Committee Reviewing Suggestions for Park Names
The debate over renaming Lee and Jackson parks in downtown Charlottesville filled a conference room inside City Hall Wednesday morning.
Lee Statue-Removal Protesters Clash with Supporters at Park
Tensions were high in Charlottesville’s Jackson Park Saturday afternoon as protesters against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue took on supporters.
Update: Judge Issues Temporary Injunction to Halt Lee Statue Removal
A Charlottesville judge says a Confederate statue cannot be touched, for now, after issuing a temporary injunction to halt the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.
Charlottesville City Council Votes to Sell Statue by Bid, Rename Lee Park
Charlottesville City Council voted to sell the Robert E. Lee statue and remove it from downtown Charlottesville Monday night. It also voted unanimously to rename Lee Park.
Charlottesville Asks Judge to Deny Injunction in Statue Lawsuit
Charlottesville is fighting a lawsuit and temporary injunction filed against its vote to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Lee Park.
Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Removal of Confederate Statues
Charlottesville is facing its first lawsuit over City Council's decision to move a monument to Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee.