Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

June 19 — Upward of 500 people today acquire at the Lee statue for a tranquil demonstration and celebration of Juneteenth, a vacation commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people today in the United States.

June 26 — Blackwell, facing criticism about the department’s handling of the ongoing protests as well as his purpose in a 2002 deadly taking pictures in which he was cleared of wrongdoing, steps down as interim chief right after just 11 times. Hours afterwards, Stoney announces his handpicked choice in Gerald Smith, a deputy law enforcement chief in Charlotte, N.C.

July 1 — A calendar year of historic improve alongside Monument Avenue intensifies as the town can take down the statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson underneath unexpected emergency authority cited by Stoney. It experienced stood at Monument and the Boulevard (now Arthur Ashe Boulevard) considering the fact that 1919.

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Statue to Stonewall Jackson eliminated from Monument Ave.

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July 2 — Elimination of the Matthew Fontaine Maury statue commences on Monument Avenue it was unveiled in 1929 at the intersection with Belmont Avenue.

July 7 — The J.E.B. Stuart statue, positioned at Monument Avenue and Lombardy Street, is taken out it experienced stood there because 1907.

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Up future, the J.E.B. Stuart statue will come down in Richmond

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July 8 — The tall determine atop the Confederate Troopers and Sailors monument at Libby Hill Park is eliminated. (It dated to 1894.) Crews also eliminated remaining aspects from the Jefferson Davis memorial on Monument Avenue. As Accomplice monuments appear down in Richmond, an nameless man or woman files suit in Richmond in search of to block Mayor Levar Stoney from removing them.