IN 1890

The Robert E. Lee Monument was unveiled for the very first time.

Over 150,000 people crowded the streets of Richmond, Virginia to witness the state erect next to a tobacco field planted as an exhibition garden of Virginia's leading cash crop. 

The editor of Richmond Planet, the city's leading African American newspaper of the time, wrote of the men who erected the statue: 

"should the time come, he [a black man] will be there - to take it down."

One hundred and thirty five years later...

Part 1: Business owner who removed Confederate monuments speaks publicly for first time

African American CEO and President, Devon Henry, was the only contractor who stepped up to that challenge.

Henry and his company were hired across the Southern United States to remove and de-platform dozens of the most prolific and historic Confederate Monuments following the Black Lives Matter Movement, including the infamous statues of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and more….


African American CEO and President, Devon Henry, was the only contractor who stepped up to that challenge

Over 150,000 people crowded the streets of Richmond, Virginia to witness the state erect next to a tobacco field planted as an exhibition garden of Virginia's leading cash crop.