Statue of black rider mimicking Confederate monument to be installed in Richmond

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By Marty Johnson – 12/10/19 11:47 AM EST

Statue of black rider mimicking Confederate monument to be installed in Richmond

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“Rumors of War,” the well-known bronze sculpture of a black man riding a horse, is set to be permanently installed in Richmond, Va. Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reports.

“Rumors of War,” created by artist Kehinde Wiley, was inspired by a statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, which is also in Richmond. “Rumors of War” was formerly situated in the middle of Times Square in New York.

Wiley is best known for his portraits of black Americans as well as his portrait of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaFormer White House physician Ronny Jackson to run for Congress Obama issues statement praising Paul Volcker Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat MORE, which is on display at the National Gallery Museum.

Virginia’s capital will unveil the statue during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Wiley is expected to give remarks and will be reportedly joined by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

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