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The statue we can read the story of and they can understand the context absolutely absolutely the reason was you could have a glass placard here an extra two that glass placard would be a story and then when you look through it you can still see the lee monumental but you see through the lens of more accurate historical depiction last year in a poll about monument avenue more richmond area residents said they preferred some form of rican textual ization over keeping the statues as they are or removing them so someone walking down mount hinman avenue today what kind of if you do you think they would get about slavery civil war i don't think they'd get much of a view at all the only representation of an african american you'll find on monument avenue is a statue of richmond native and tennis great arthur ashe he's surrounded by children and holds a stack of books in his right hand and a tennis racket in his left was unveiled in nineteen ninety six some ways is a proverbial middle finger to the other monuments and believe me this town exploded when they told the public that they were going to build the the author asham statue on monument avenue a lot of people didn't want to build oh no whatever recommendations made by julian hater and the monument commission he serves on may have a limited impact unlike in orleans the confederate statues here may be protected by state law and the republican controlled virginia general assembly is unlikely to approve major changes anytime soon one person who that might have disappointed is robert e lee before he died in eighteen seventy he was on record opposing the building of civil war monuments in the north and the south wiser he wants wrote not to keep open.