CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Charlottesville officials announced on Monday that the city council decided to remove and relocate the city’s two Confederate statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
From now through July 8, the Charlottesville City Council is offering to transfer ownership of one or both statues to any museum, historical society, government building, or military battlefield for relocation and placement.
The Charlottesville City Manager issued a Request for Statements of Interest to determine how many parties may be interested in discussing specific terms for acquiring either or both of the statues.
The vote to remove the statues comes nearly four years after a push to dismantle them led to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.