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Charlottesville remains at a crossroads more than a year after the City Council voted to remove a monument that some see as an insidious symbol of white supremacy.
Countless locals over the years have strived to drive change in the community, but the movement to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee rattled the city and continues to reverberate.
While the statues of Lee and fellow Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson remain in place, high-intensity activism that now surrounds other racial issues has polarized the community, but it has led to some changes. A lawsuit to stop the city from removing the statues has not been resolved and is preventing the city from taking them down.