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Officials remove Jefferson Davis's name from archway at Fort Monroe NMon

HAMPTON, Va. — One of the most incongruous of all of Virginia’s Confederate war memorials has come down with the removal of Jefferson Davis’s name from an archway at the site where the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619.

It appears to be the first case of Virginia eliminating a Confederate memorial from ­state-controlled property since the 2017 white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville intensified public dialogue about the issue.

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