It is impossible to keep up with the news coming out of Richmond. I am still having difficulty wrapping my head around the fact that at some point in the near future the Confederate monuments on Monument Avenue will be removed.
Until that time I suspect that demonstrators will continue to appropriate the Lee Circle to advance their own agenda. I didn’t anticipate that this would happen. In fact, it is safe to say that more African Americans have set foot on the Lee Circle in the past week than have done so over the past 130 Years.
Speeches can be heard throughout the day. I have even seen photographs of impromptu graduation ceremonies taking place at the base of the Lee Monument, but the most impressive sight has been the projection of George Floyd’s face, along with the message, “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” onto the monument itself.
Perhaps 2020 will be remembered as the year the Lost Cause truly lost.