‘Richmond could be a showpiece’
8/4/2017, 9:58 a.m.
Re “‘Tear those statues down:’ Richmonders decry mayor’s plan to put Confederate statues ‘in context,’” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition:
The City of Richmond should be the centerpiece of a reunited United States of America.
Right or wrong, all of those Confederate statues on Monument Avenue should still stand. Then many more statues of African-Americans need to be added, particularly with that wonderful tribute to Maggie L. Walker.
Richmond could be a showpiece of American history. We should then change our slogan from “Virginia Is for Lovers” to “Virginia: America’s Birthplace.”
PAUL M. LA PIERRE JR.