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Letters to the Editor

J. Edgar Hoover doesn’t deserve to be memorialized

Why is J. Edgar Hoover’s name memorialized on the FBI headquarters building in Washington? This is like putting the image of the devil on the front of a church.

GOP candidate a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

I was disgusted when I saw the Republican candidate for governor, Glenn Youngkin, surrounded by Black folks at a recent news conference at Virginia Union University.

Send A.P. Hill’s remains ‘back to his hometown’

Re “ ‘From monument desecration to grave robbing,’ ” Letter to the Editor, Free Press July 29-31 edition:

Braves next?

Cleveland, thanks for finally doing the right thing by ditching your city’s Major League Baseball franchise name “The Cleveland Indians” at the end of the 2021 MLB season.

Coliseum and homelessness

Re “Where are people to go?” Free Press July 22-24 edition:

‘From monument desecration to grave robbing’

Re “Wrinkle in removal: City doesn’t own Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s statue,” Free Press July 22-24 edition:

Create a ‘Social Justice Trail’ in Richmond

Re Column “Reimagining Monument Avenue,” Free Press July 1-3 edition:

VEC brings suffering to thousands of unemployed

After seven and one-half months waiting for unemployment insurance or pandemic unemployment assistance benefits, I am in dire straits: I am driving dirty, i.e., with no car insurance and an expired inspection sticker, because I have no income.

Setting the record straight on state Elections Board action

Re “Councilman Michael Jones blasts ‘blatant discrimination’ by state Board of Elections,” Free Press July 8-10 edition:

Mayor and School Board must work out differences for sake of the city

Re “Community members call for School Board to work with city on new George Wythe,” Free Press June 24 edition:

Hold the Juneteenth celebrations

It took two years after the Emancipation Proclamation for Black people in Texas to find out that they had been proclaimed free. Juneteenth has now, in regards to that history, been validated as a national holiday.

Southern history and Confederate monuments

It is time to call the truth to that which is argued as “Southern history.”

Fair and equal representation needed among food vendors at NFL team training camp

Re “Washington Football playing again at Richmond camp in July,” Free Press June 10-12 edition: It was announced that the Washington Football Team will open training camp from July 27 through 31 here in Richmond.

Black voter suppression is descendant of racist past

Anyone who is shocked or surprised by what the states of Texas and Mississippi currently are doing to suppress Black voting must have little, if any, knowledge of the history of the two former Confederate states. Otherwise, they would know ...

Luther H. Foster’s name needs to be returned to Nottoway County school

I call for the name of Nottoway Intermediate School to be changed back to Luther H. Foster School.