The Lee statue is still up on Monument Avenue (along with ones of Davis, Jackson, Stuart, and Maury). They added a statue of Arthur Ashe, who was a native of Richmond. Richmond is a city that is very conflicted about WBTS history, and the black “leaders” and Democrat machine constantly agitate to destroy anything Confederate, but if they tried to touch those statues on Monument Avenue there would be hell to pay.
Now when I lived in Richmond in the late ‘90s, a city councilman *did* incite his black constituents to vandalize a mural of Robert E. Lee on the city’s James River floodwall. He suffered no repercussions from it.
Thanks, Moose! I remember hearing of the controversy from back in ‘95. I saw an online article from ‘96 that stated that the Lee statue, along with the other Virginia Confederates, is still up. As you say the Ashe statue was added.