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November 12, 2022, 7:32 PM

Alabama's capital removes Confederate names from 2 schools

Two high schools in Alabama's capital city will no longer bear the names of Confederate leaders
November 12, 2022, 7:32 PM
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'Change has come': Mississippi unveils Emmett Till statue

A Mississippi community has unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till
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Community with Confederate monument gets Emmett Till statue
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Virginia opens time capsule found under Confederate statue

The state's archeological conservator opened a 130-year-old copper box that was discovered underneath the former Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond to find artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s.
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Virginia opens time capsule found under Confederate statue
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Another time capsule found in Robert E. Lee monument

This is the second time capsule found in the pedestal of the Lee statue that historical reports say could contain prized artifacts.
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Another time capsule found in Robert E. Lee monument
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130-year-old time capsule unearthed

Conservators in Virginia opened a time capsule that was buried in 1887 and found a host of historical items.
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130-year-old time capsule unearthed
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Inside the second 1887 Virginia time capsule

Historians opened a capsule over 130 years old that was discovered in the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia.
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Inside the second 1887 Virginia time capsule
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Another time capsule found in Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia

There are rumors that it contains a prized photograph of former President Abraham Lincoln's casket.
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Another time capsule found in Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia
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What's inside that 1887 time capsule opened in Confederacy's capital

An 1887 time capsule was opened in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday after being unearthed from the base of the now-removed statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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What's inside that 1887 time capsule opened in Confederacy's capital
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1887 time capsule found under Robert E. Lee statue opened

A time capsule estimated to be more than 130 years old, unearthed from the base of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, was opened Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia.
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1887 time capsule found under Robert E. Lee statue opened
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Pedestal from Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia to be removed

The land on which the pedestal sits will be transferred from state ownership to the city of Richmond.
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Pedestal from Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia to be removed
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Virginia removes 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue from Richmond's Monument Avenue

The governor ordered the removal of the state-owned statue in June 2020.
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State removes 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue
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By the Numbers: The historic removal of Virginia’s Robert E. Lee statue

The 12-ton statue of Robert E. Lee was finally removed after more than a century of towering over Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy.
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By the Numbers: The historic removal of Virginia’s Robert E. Lee statue
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Virginia takes down 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue from state capital

The giant six-story monument on Richmond's Monument Avenue was erected in 1890.
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Virginia takes down 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue from state capital
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Richmond, Virginia, removes controversial Robert E. Lee statue after legal battle

The Confederate monument became a flashpoint in the state amid racial justice protests in the summer of 2020.
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Richmond, Virginia, removes controversial Robert E. Lee statue after legal battle
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Crowd gathers in Virginia to witness removal of Robert E. Lee statue

A statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee was removed from its pedestal in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday.
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Crowd gathers in Virginia to witness removal of Robert E. Lee statue
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State to remove 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue

A giant statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, will be removed this week.
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State to remove 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue
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Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

Workers hoisted the statue off its pedestal along with a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
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Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville
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Charlottesville removes statues of Confederate generals, Sacagawea

Two bronze Confederate statues at the center of yearslong debate in Charlottesville, Virginia, were removed Saturday.
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Charlottesville removes Confederate statues
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Charlottesville takes down statue of Robert E. Lee

After a yearslong debate, a statue of the Confederate general was removed from Market Street Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Charlottesville takes down statue of Robert E. Lee
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Charlottesville unanimously votes to remove Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues

Two Confederate statues will be out of public spaces after Charlottesville leaders voted for their removal.
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Charlottesville unanimously votes to remove Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues
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'Should (not) honor ... those who fought for slavery and treason': West Point prof.

Martha Raddatz takes a closer look at the military's renaming of bases named for Confederate generals.
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'Should (not) honor ... those who fought for slavery and treason': West Point prof.
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Luke Combs apologizes for past use of Confederate flag: 'There is no excuse'

Luke Combs spoke out about his past usage of the Confederate flag during this year’s Country Radio Seminar.
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Luke Combs apologizes for past use of Confederate flag
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New York bans sale, display of Confederate flag, other hate symbols on state property

New York state will no longer sell the Confederate flag or other symbols of hate at state fairs or other state buildings.
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New York bans sale of Confederate flag, other hate symbols on state property
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Virginia Military Institute removes Confederate statue from campus

The statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was relocated from campus to a nearby Civil War museum following October allegations of racism on campus.
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Virginia Military Institute removes Confederate statue from campus
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Statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson relocated from the Virginia Military Institute campus

The Virginia Military Institute removed the statue of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson.
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Statue of Confederate General relocated from the Virginia Military Institute campus
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Petition to replace Confederate memorial with statue of Chadwick Boseman

A petition with more than 17,000 online signatures calls for a Confederate memorial in Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina, to be removed and replaced by the late “Black Panther” star.
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Petition to replace Confederate memorial with statue of Chadwick Boseman
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Fans want a Chadwick Boseman statue to replace a Confederate monument in his hometown

Fans want a Chadwick Boseman statue to replace a Confederate monument in his South Carolina hometown.
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Fans want a Chadwick Boseman statue to replace a Confederate monument in his hometown
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School changes Confederate name to honor local black heroes

A Virginia middle school is changing its name to Unity Braxton in honor of a family who fought for civil rights.
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School changes Confederate name to honor local black heroes
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Judge drops one injunction against Robert E. Lee statue removal

The legal battle over the Richmond Robert E. Lee statue's future had a major development as a judge dropped one of the injunctions issued against its removal.
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Judge drops one injunction against Robert E. Lee statue removal
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Robert E. Lee removed from Virginia state house and a school name as courts weigh future of Richmond statue

As the courts decide the fate of a controversial Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, state leaders removed a bust of the Confederate leader from the Capitol.
2 years ago
Robert E. Lee removed from state house, high school name
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Chicago mayor orders the dismounting of 2 Christopher Columbus statues

One of the statues was attempted to get removed by protesters in "an extremely dangerous manner," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
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Chicago mayor orders the dismounting of 2 Christopher Columbus statues
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House overwhelmingly approves bill to remove Confederate statues, controversial bust

House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation that would remove statues honoring figures who were part of the Confederacy from the U.S. Capitol.
2 years ago
House overwhelmingly approves bill to remove Confederate statues, controversial bust
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House approves bill to remove Confederate statues

"This is an action we will take...of principle and conviction," top Dem says.
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House approves bill to remove Confederate statues
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Historians debate America's history of racism and Confederate monuments

On the heels of the death of George Floyd, protesters have dismounted several statues around the world after learning the history of the person the art depicts.
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Historians debate America's history of racism and Confederate monuments
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Defense Secretary Esper effectively bans Confederate flag from US military bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday issued a directive that effectively bans displays of the Confederate flag at all U.S. military bases.
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Defense Secretary Esper effectively bans Confederate flag from US military bases
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The debate over controversial statues and monuments

Controversial statues are being removed amid worldwide civil rights protests, but there is some disagreement about what to do with them.
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The debate over controversial statues and monuments
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Robert E. Lee's descendant says taking down Confederate symbols a 'no-brainer'

"White supremacy and racism have been the basis for the celebration of that flag for a long time," he said.
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Robert E. Lee's descendant says taking down Confederate symbols a 'no-brainer'
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Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain', the 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments'

Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain', the "granddaddy of Confederate monuments."
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Georgia activists renew calls to remove 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments'
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Justin Timberlake calls for Confederate statues to be removed in home state of Tennessee

"If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down," Timberlake wrote.
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Justin Timberlake calls for Confederate statues to be removed in Tennessee
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Descendants weigh in on Confederate statue debate

ABC's Lionel Moise spoke with the descendants of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jefferson about the debate over statues and monuments raging across the country.
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Descendants weigh in on Confederate statue debate
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Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol

The new statues will be of Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates.
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Walmart donates $100K to replace state's Confederate-linked statues
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One Ohio mayor has statue of Christopher Columbus removed from outside city hall

The 22-foot-tall monument was lifted onto a flatbed after it was ordered to be removed Columbus, Ohio's mayor.
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One Ohio mayor has statue of Christopher Columbus removed from outside city hall
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DOJ arrests man for alleged vandalism of Andrew Jackson statue

Federal prosecutors have charged another individual allegedly involved in vandalizing the statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park.
2 years ago
DOJ arrests man for alleged vandalism of Andrew Jackson statue
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Study should proceed on renaming military bases: Sen. Tim Scott
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Robert E Lee’s descendent wants Confederate statues removed

Rev. Robert Lee IV, descendent of Robert E. Lee said: “If I can change, you can too.”
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Robert E Lee’s descendent wants Confederate statues removed
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Mississippi governor signs bill to change state flag

Tate Reeves signed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag.
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Mississippi governor signs bill to change state flag
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Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

The Mississippi state legislature voted Sunday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
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Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign a bill “in the coming days” after the state’s House and Senate voted in favor of striking the Confederate flag emblem from the state’s flag.
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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from flag

Gov. Tate Reeves says he will sign a bill that was approved by Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag.
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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from flag
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University removes Woodrow Wilson's name from campus building

Princeton University’s board of trustees voted to remove the former president’s name from the School of Public and International Affairs due to his alleged "racist thinking and policies."
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University removes Woodrow Wilson's name from campus building