Richmond

New monuments app aims to tell ‘full history of Richmond’

RICHMOND, Va. — Just days after the statue of Robert E. Lee was taken down from Monument Avenue, Richmond Public School launched a new augmented reality historic walking tour that aims to showcase untold stories of Black resilience in Richmond.

The “Monumental Conversations” app was a collaboration between RPS, various Richmond museums, local community members, and RPS students, who helped design the app. Although the launch event was scheduled prior to the date of the statue removal, officials said the timing was important to highlight the ongoing conversation about under-told stories of Richmond’s past.

“It’s about telling the full history

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