In Virginia’s Confederate statue debate, change came slowly — then all at once

During a history discussion at a book festival in Charlottesville eight years ago, a local official floated an idea that, at the time, seemed shocking. After a speech by historian Edward Ayers, then-City Councilor Kristin Szakos asked if it was time to start talking about removing Confederate statues or balancing out the message they represent. … Continue reading In Virginia’s Confederate statue debate, change came slowly — then all at once