Ready...Set...Remove

An open letter to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors You have the opportunity on August 6 to lead the Commonwealth of Virginia in dismantling the symbols of racism and oppression that are ubiquitous on the grounds of our local courthouses. There are 51 Confederate statues or memorials at courthouses throughout the state. Like most of these statues, “At the Ready” was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy as Jim Crow laws were being enacted throughout the South. It was no coincidence that the statue was placed in front of the courthouse. By deciding to remove this Confederate statue, you can at last begin to atone for the harm done to generations of Black citizens of Albem

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