Stranded!

The Kudzu Project was designed to be a one-time guerrilla knitting installation on the statue of a Confederate soldier in front of Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville. As it happened, a passerby took it upon himself to pull it down. In his haste, he stuffed it into an empty garbage can where it was found and retrieved by TKP volunteers. Since then, the mantel of knitted kudzu has been used repeatedly for "flash installations" on Confederate statues at courthouses around Virginia. After documenting each installation with photographs, TKP is removed and a lone strand is left behind. This solitary vine symbolizes how one small act of resistance can lead to lasting change. Last week,

Step up, Virginia!

Since the 2015 massacre of nine worshippers at Charleston AME Church by a white supremacist who posed with the Confederate flag on social media, 110 statues, markers and school names linked to the Confederacy have been removed or changed. On Monday, the Southern Poverty Law Center released an update to their report "Whose Heritage?" showing the distribution of these removals. Texas has led the way with 31 removals statewide. The Commonwealth of Virginia, which has the largest number of public Confederate symbols of any state, came in second with 14 removals, but predictably only two of these were statues. In this category, Virginia trails behind nine other states. As noted in the report, sta

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