Charlottesville City Council

June 7th, 2021 – The Charlottesville City Council Voted Unanimously To Remove The General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson And The General Robert Edward Lee Monuments

On Monday June 7th, 2021, the Charlottesville City Council held a meeting to determine whether to keep or to remove the General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and the General Robert Edward Lee monuments from two parks within city property. After about 55 individuals spoke, the Charlottesville City Council voted 5 to 0, a unanimous vote, to remove both monuments. The vote triggered a state law, passed by the Virginia legislature in 2020, which mandates 30 days of bidding for parties interested in obtaining the monuments.

Author’s Note:

To date, no bids have been entered for either monument.

Author Philip Andrew Hamilton at studio of the “I Love C’Ville” show.