Garrett Epps has this article, "The True History of the South Is Not Being Erased," in The Atlantic.
The subtitle is, "Taking down Confederate monuments helps confront the past, not obscure it."
He has a reference to an earlier article, "The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South," in The Atlantic also. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/the-motionless-ghosts-that-haunt-the-south/526668/ In that article he says it is time to take the statues down.
He is mentioned as a "Richmond native."
The article "True History" is in response to the reaction he got from his "Ghosts" article.
Epps rejects the ridiculous claim that removing monuments is erasing history.
I post these two articles as a resource for when we start acting to bring down the Robert E. Lee monument and other Confederate monuments and face the usual excuses and rationalizations for them.
I plan on blogging these articles so that when have a full resource when we start our effort.