I am one of the five founding organizers of the Black History Museum of Virginia.
I served as its pro-bono legal advisor and registered agent for many years. I drafted the articles of incorporation filed with the state corporation and paid for all legal expenses associated therewith.
I am the sole survivor of the original founders.
Needless to say, I have not been involved with the operation of the current museum nor consulted by its leadership.
I can speak most assuredly for my former colleagues on the Board of the Museum that this nonsense of housing statues of confederate generals would not only NEVER be tolerated, but never even considered.
This is tantamount to the effects of Stockholm Syndrome — that psychological conversion of the prisoner to the belief of his oppressors.
Who can honorably agree to such hypocrisy? Who decided to accept the statues? Such nonsense is not, nor would be countenanced by those in charge of the Virginia Historical Society.
That old adage holds true. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”