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Richmond, Va., Panel Recommends Removing Jefferson Davis Statue

The commission released a lengthy report outlining its recommendations for the Confederate-era and other statues in the city that was the Confederacy's capital.
Commission members recommended that the monument to Jefferson Davis be taken down. The bronze statue was unveiled in 1907 at a reunion of thousands of Confederate veterans. Source: Barry Winiker

Updated at 3:55 p.m. ET

Just weeks before last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced a new commission to recommend "how to best tell the real story" of the Confederate-era and other statues on Monument Avenue, a tree-lined street known as one of

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