How the Monuments Came Down

A Virtual Screening and Film Discussion

How the Monuments Came Down is a timely and searing look at the history of white supremacy and Black resistance in Richmond. The feature-length film — brought to life by history-makers, descendants, scholars, and activists — reveals how monuments to Confederate leaders stood for more than a century, and why they fell. Produced by Field Studio in association with VPM, Virginia’s home for public media.

We invite you to screen the film for free between October 16 and October 20 on the website for VPM, Virginia’s home for public media ( The Alexandria Community Remembrance project and the Alexandria Historical Society will host a virtual discussion with Emmy-winning filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, public historian Lauranett Lee,and historian Eugene Thompson on October 20 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Register in advance for the free Zoom lecture ( Since the Zoom event is only the discussion, please try to watch the film beforehand.

Co-sponsored by the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project and the Alexandria Historical Society.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.4994, Virginia Relay 711.