The original opponent of the Robert E. Lee statue issued a stern prophesy after the monument was erected in 1890.
We should have known this day was coming, because they knew this day was coming.
Christopher Columbus survived multiple voyages across the high seas. But his Richmond statue met an inglorious end at the bottom of a Byrd Park lake.
When a crane raised the 17 1/2 foot bronze statue off the granite pedestal, the weight of Richmond history became more bearable. But there's much heavier lifting to be done.
Hanover County appears intent to live on in infamy as the Prince Edward County of the 21st Century.
The moral arc bending toward justice is visible from Hill Monument Parkway, a North Side street named for the Confederate general.
Statues to the Confederate president, generals, soldiers and sailors have fallen by the wayside.