Va. Gov. Targets Historic Arch Heedless of Landmark Value

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Fort Monroe's historic arch is targeted by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam as he continues to push for an agenda of erasing his racist past. (Google photo)

The Daily Mail – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday called for the removal of a 50-foot arch at Fort Monroe that honors the former president of the Confederacy – two months after a blackface scandal nearly ended his time in office.

The Daily Press reported that Northam’s office presented a letter to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees supporting removal of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Arch, which was built near to where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia some 400 years ago.

The board’s eight members voted unanimously for the structure’s removal, though this is likely to be a long process because Fort Monroe is designated a national historic landmark.

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