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Conservative Casual Friday--Monument Avenue's End with Catesby Leigh

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In summer 2020, Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue with its Confederate connection fell victim to the iconoclasm unleashed nationwisde by the Black Lives Matter movement.  Rioters ripped down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney subsequently invoked emergency authority to remove statues of famed Confederate generals Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart as well as oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury, who had served as a diplomat in the Confederacy.  Now only a monuement to General Robert E. Lee, defaced wiht extensive graffiti, remains the avenue's last visible link to the Confederacy, but Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is preparing to remove the Lee figure from the state property on which the monument stands.  Respected architecture critic Catesby Leigh, who recently wrote about Monument Avenue for City Journal, will join show host Andrew E. Harrod to discuss the boulevard's history and what the loss of these monuments means.