Albemarle High students tour statues to inform monument project
The Daily Progress Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Before the school year started, high school students in Albemarle County were told they would have a chance to study what monuments and memorials mean to societies, and have the opportunity to create their own.
That was before Aug. 12, when thousands of white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville to protest the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park.
The rally, originally intended to focus on the controversial monument, turned deadly, thrusting Charlottesville into the national spotlight.
The rally, and the attention the area is still receiving, gave the project a new sense of importance for the students.
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