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Black heritage museum reenvisions Charlottesville's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

Workers remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 10, 2021. (Ryan M. Kelly/AFP via Getty Images)
Workers remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 10, 2021. (Ryan M. Kelly/AFP via Getty Images)

This week lawmakers in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted on the fate of a bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The statue will be melted down and turned into a piece of public art.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Andrea Douglas, executive director of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Her museum’s proposal was chosen by the City Council.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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