Charlottesville City Council Votes to Move Lee Statue, Rename Park
Charlottesville City Council Votes to Move Lee Statue, Rename Park

Charlottesville City Council has voted to move the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee out of downtown. The final vote was 3 to 2, with Bob Fenwick voting for the move after abstaining last vote, leaving it in a tie.

February 6th, 10:53 PM EST
Attorneys Claim Document Forbids Jackson Park Name Change
Attorneys Claim Document Forbids Jackson Park Name Change

Attorneys say a park deed written in 1918 will prevent Charlottesville City Council from renaming Jackson Park. 

Monday, June 5th 2017, 4:08 PM EDT
Charlottesville Committee Reviewing Suggestions for Park Names
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.

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 11:46 AM EDT
Online Survey Suggests Not Changing Names of Charlottesville Parks
Online Survey Suggests Not Changing Names of Charlottesville Parks

Charlottesville City Council has a list of suggestions for renaming parks that are home to statues of Confederate generals.

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 4:16 PM EDT
Judge Issues Temporary Injunction to Halt Lee Statue Removal
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.

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 10:43 AM EDT
Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Removal of Confederate Statues
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.

Monday, March 20th 2017, 9:48 AM EDT
City Council Could Face Legal Roadblocks Moving Lee Statue
City Council Could Face Legal Roadblocks Moving Lee Statue

Despite Charlottesville City Council's vote to move the Robert E. Lee statue, the city still must overcome a number of legal hurdles before that can happen.

Monday, February 6th 2017, 11:05 PM EST
Removal of Charlottesville's Gen. Lee Statue Could Face Legal Issues
Removal of Charlottesville's Gen. Lee Statue Could Face Legal Issues

Councilors are expected to vote to move the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee out of downtown Charlottesville, but there are legal questions over whether moving it would be against the law.

Monday, February 6th 2017, 4:01 PM EST
Motion to Remove Confederate Statues Fails After Fenwick Abstains
Motion to Remove Confederate Statues Fails After Fenwick Abstains

Charlottesville City Councilors couldn't come to terms over renaming Lee Park and removing a Confederate statue.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 11:23 PM EST