Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searching

This Monday, July 17, 2017, image shows lightning streaking across the sky behind the statue honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.

In 2015, nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. were slain during a Bible study by Dylann Roof, a white supremacist. Photographs later emerged of the killer carrying a Confederate flag.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Ala., sought to catalog “Confederate place names and other symbols in public places, both in the South and across the nation.”

The organization said its “far from comprehensive” study identified a total of 1,503, including 223 “publicly supported spaces” in Virginia “dedicated to the Confederacy.”

The organization says the total of 1,503 “does not include approximately 2,570 Civil War battlefields, markers, plaques, cemeteries and similar symbols that, for the most part, merely reflect historical events.”

Here's the Virginia spaces:

Abingdon, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Alexandria, Robert E. Lee RECenter, Building.

Alexandria, Appomatox Confederate Statue, Monument.

Alexandria, Beauregard Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Bragg Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Braxton Place, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Breckinridge Place, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Calhoun Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Chambliss Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Dearing Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Donelson Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Early Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Floyd Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, French Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Frost Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Gordon Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Hardee Place, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Hume Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Imboden Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Iverson Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Jackson Place, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Janney’s Lane, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Jordan Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Jubal Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Lee Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Longstreet Lane, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Maury Lane, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Pegram Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Quantrell Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Reynolds Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Rosser Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Van Dorn Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Alexandria, Wheeler Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Amelia, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Amherst, Amherst County Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Appomattox, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Bedford, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Berryville, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Blackstone, Jeb Stuart Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Bland, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Bland, Jeb Stuart Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Boones Mill, Jubal Early Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Bowling Green, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Boydton, Monument to Confederate Soldiers of Mecklenburg, Monument/Courthouse.

Bristol, Confederate Soldier Monument, Monument.

Bristol, Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, School.

Bristol, Washington-Lee Elementary School, School.

Bristow, Robert E. Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Buckingham, Confederate Soldiers of Buckingham County, Monument.

Centreville, General Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Charlotte, Charlotte County Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Charlottesville, Lee Oak (Tree), Monument.

Charlottesville, Robert Edward Lee Sculpture, Monument.

Charlottesville, Stonewall Jackson Statue, Monument.

Charlottesville, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Charlottesville, Lee Park, Park.

Chatham, Confederate Dead Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Chesterfield, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Clear Brook, Stonewall Elementary School, School.

Courtland, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Culpeper, General A.P. Hill, Road/Street/Highway.

Culpeper, General Jackson Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Culpeper, General Jeb Stuart Lane, Road/Street/Highway.

Culpeper, General Lee Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Culpeper, General Longstreet Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Culpeper, General Winder Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Damascus, Jeb Stuart Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Dinwiddie, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Eastville, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Emporia, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Falls Church, J.E.B. Stuart Park, Park.

Falls Church, J.E.B. Stuart High School, School.

Farmville, Virginia Defenders of State Sovereignty Confederate Soldier, Monument.

Fincastle, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Floyd, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Fort A.P. Hill, Fort A.P. Hill, Military Base.

Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Military Base.

Fort Pickett, Fort Pickett, Military Base.

Foster, Robert E. Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Franklin, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Fredericksburg, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Fredericksburg, The Heights at Smith Run, Monument.

Fredericksburg, Thomas R.R. Cobb Monument and Marker, Monument.

Fredericksburg, Lee Hill Community Center, Park.

Fredericksburg, Lee Hill Elementary School, School.

Front Royal, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Gate City, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Glen Allen, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial, Monument.

Gloucester, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Halifax, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Hampton, Jefferson Davis Middle School, School.

Hanover, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Heathsville, Civil War Memorial, Northumberland County, Monument/Courthouse.

Hillsville, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Hopewell, Confederate Memorial, Monument.

Hopewell, Robert E. Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Jonesville, Lee High School, School.

King William, To Our Soldiers of the Confederacy, Monument/Courthouse.

Lancaster, Lancaster County Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Lawrenceville, Brunswick County Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Lebanon, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Leesburg, Confederate Soldier Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Lexington, Francis H. Smith Confederate Monument, Monument.

Lexington, Stonewall Jackson Monument and Arch, Monument.

Louisa, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Lovingston, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Lunenburg, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Luray, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Luray, Page County Confederate Monument, Monument.

Lynchburg, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Lynchburg, Jubal Early Monument, Monument.

Lynchburg, Early Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Manassas, Stonewall Jackson Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Fire Station.

Manassas, Lee Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Manassas, Stonewall Jackson High School, School.

Manassas, Stonewall Middle School, School.

Marion, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Martinsville, Jeb Stuart Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Martinsville, Jefferson Davis Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Mathews, Our Confederate Soldier, Monument/Courthouse.

Mechanicsville, Wilcox’s Alabama Brigade, Monument.

Mechanicsville, Lee Davis High School, School.

Mechanicsville, Stonewall Jackson Middle School, School.

Middleburg, John Mosby Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Monterey, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Montross, Westmoreland County Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Natural Bridge Station, Jeb Stuart Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Natural Bridge Station, Robert E. Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

New Castle, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

New Kent, Confederate Monument, Monument.

New Market, This Rustic Pile, Monument.

New Market, Confederate Street, Road/Street/Highway.

New Market, Lee Street, Road/Street/Highway.

New Market, Stonewall Street, Road/Street/Highway.

New Market, Stuart Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Newport News, Confederate Soldier Monument, Monument.

Newport News, Lee Hall Elementary School, School.

Nickelsville, Nickelsville Spartan Band, Monument.

Norfolk, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Nottoway, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Palmyra, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Parksley, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Pearisburg, Confederate Medal of Honor Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Petersburg, Hagood’s Brigade, Monument.

Petersburg, Old Men and Boys Monument, Monument.

Petersburg, To the Memory of A.P. Hill, Monument.

Petersburg, Confederate Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Petersburg, Robert E. Lee Elementary School, School.

Petersburg, J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, School.

Petersburg/Suffolk, General Mahone Boulevard/Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Portsmouth, Confederate Monument, Monument.

Powhatan, Powhatan Troop Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Powhatan, Robert E. Lee Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Pulaski, In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Pulaski County, 1861-1865, Monument.

Purcellville, Jeb Stuart Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Quicksburg, Stonewall Jackson High School, School.

Reams, North Carolina Monument, Monument.

Rhoadesville, Jeb Stuart Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Richmond, Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge, Bridge.

Richmond, Robert E. Lee Commemorative License Plate, Commemorative License Plate.

Richmond, Sons of Confederate Veterans Commemorative License Plate, Commemorative License Plate.

Richmond, Lee-Jackson Day, (State observed).

Richmond, Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Monument.

Richmond, J.E.B. Stuart Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Jefferson Davis Statue, Monument.

Richmond, Matthew Fontaine Maury Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Robert E. Lee Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Stonewall Jackson Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Williams Carter Wickham Monument, Monument.

Richmond, Confederate Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Richmond, J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, School.

Roanoke, Stonewall Jackson Middle School, School.

Rocky Mount, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Sandston, Carter Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Confederate Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Early Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Garland Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, J.B. Finley Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Jackson Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Kemper Court, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Pickett Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Sandston, Wilson Way, Road/Street/Highway.

Southampton County, General William Mahone Memorial Bridge, Bridge.

Spotsylvania, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Spotsylvania, Robert E. Lee Elementary School, School.

Springfield, Lee High School, School.

Staunton, Beauregard Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Staunton, J.E.B. Stuart Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Staunton, Stonewall Jackson Boulevard, Road/Street/Highway.

Staunton, Robert E. Lee High School, School.

Stephenson, Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Richard Snowden Andrews and Men of 1st Maryland Battery, CSA, Monument.

Stuart, City of Stuart, Municipality.

Stuart, Stuart Elementary School, School.

Surry, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Sussex, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Tappahannock, Essex County Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Tazewell, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Verona, Confederate Street, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County Confederate Heroes, Monument.

Virginia Beach, General Beauregard Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, General Hill Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, General Jackson Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, General Lee Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, General Longstreet Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Virginia Beach, Hood Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Warm Springs, Confederate Memorial, Monument/Courthouse.

Washington, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Waynesboro, Davis Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Waynesboro, Pickett Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Waynesboro, Robert E. Lee Avenue, Road/Street/Highway.

Williamsburg, Williamsburg Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Winchester, Confederate Soldiers Monument, Monument.

Winchester, Jubal Early Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Windsor, Confederate Monument, Monument/Courthouse.

Wise, City of Wise, Municipality.

Woodford, Jeff Davis Drive, Road/Street/Highway.

Woodford, Stonewall Jackson Road, Road/Street/Highway.

Multiple Locations, Jefferson Davis Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Multiple Locations, Jubal Early Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Multiple Locations, Lee Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Multiple Locations, Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Road/Street/Highway.

Multiple Locations, Stonewall Jackson Highway, Road/Street/Highway

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