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February 12, 2004
Ironically, your tour begins with a massive statue of... Arthur Ashe, tennis great. Richmond's native son is still respected and revered by city residents of all races, but his statue is still a bone of contention. Contrary to popular Northern beliefs, most aren't bothered that one of our nation's great black athletes shares a street with the Confederacy. Instead, we're bothered that the city wasted their funds on such a bizarre statue. Councilmen wanted to honor Ashe for his contributions to sports and education... so they constructed a monument which looks like Ashe beating children with a tennis racket.
Down Monument Ave. further, you'll see all the southern greats: Lee, Jackson, Maury (of nautical fame) and Jefferson Davis. Lee is the most imposing of all--astride his horse, many stories tall and mounted on an enormous marble base.
From journal The Five-Dollar Date
February 25, 2003
From journal Virginia's Most Historic Places
Hoboken, New Jersey
July 3, 2000
From journal A Southern City