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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - People from across the country are tackling the topic of race in Charlottesville this weekend in the wake of City Council's decision to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

In the keynote presentation of the first symposium for the University of Virginia’s Center for Cultural Landscapes, architectural historian Dell Upton said it may be time for Richmond to consider removing the Confederate memorials that line the city’s Monument Avenue.