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December 29, 2020, 7:40 PM

Maryland may repeal state song, a Confederate call to arms

After decades of debate, legislators in Maryland finally seem ready to repeal the state song
December 29, 2020, 7:40 PM
December 21, 2020, 5:37 PM

Virginia's Lee statue has been removed from the US Capitol

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
December 21, 2020, 5:37 PM
Virginia's Lee statue has been removed from the US Capitol
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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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Virginia residents say they'll appeal removal of Lee statue

Several Virginia residents have filed notice that they will appeal a ruling allowing the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

Taxpayer money turned the department into an overstuffed Confederate attic.
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State confronts own archives that used taxpayer money to create Confederate 'attic'
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Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

Illinois officials plan to remove a state Capitol statue of Stephen A. Douglas.
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Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

It will remove building names, plaques, symbols honoring Confederate supporters.
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Group pushes changes to Confederate imagery at Georgia park

An activist group has presented its plans for changes to Confederate imagery at Georgia’s popular Stone Mountain Park, including a suggestion that it stop maintaining a colossal sculpture of Confederate leaders
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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

Workers removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent rally years ago
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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site
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Virginia official resigns amid controversy on statue charges

The Portsmouth city manager has resigned amid an ongoing dispute over charges made against a Black state senator and others for conspiring to damage a Confederate monument
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Rapper Genesis Be's long battle versus the Confederate flag

Rapper Genesis Be recalls the first time that she saw the Confederate flag
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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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Across South, a push to change Confederate school names

A renewed push has emerged to rename schools named for Confederate figures amid ongoing nationwide protests over police misconduct and racial injustice
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Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue

When the bronze equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E
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Police move in after fights break out during Georgia protest

Demonstrations in an Atlanta suburb had been mostly peaceful for several hours.
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Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate monument

A Virginia city council has voted to remove a Confederate monument that has stood in the city for more than a century
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Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate monument
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Georgia city dismantling Confederate monument from 1872

Workers have begun dismantling a monument to Confederate soldiers in Athens, Georgia, that has stood in the median of a busy street since 1872
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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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Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building

A commission has whittled down a list of proposed designs for a new Mississippi flag from nearly 3,000 to 147
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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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Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue

A Virginia judge has dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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Virginia panel recommends Lee statue removal at U.S. Capitol

Virginia panel recommends it be replaced with another yet-to-be named Virginian.
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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.
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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.
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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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Lee descendant urges official removal of Confederate statues

Democratic lawmakers and others are urging official removal of Confederate monuments at the center of a politically fraught national debate
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Push to remove Confederate statues stalls in rural America

Dozens of Confederate statues have fallen across the country _ often in more liberal-leaning urban centers — but in many smaller places, the effort to remove markers that many view as racist relics has stalled or has yet to arrive
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Chicago police, protesters clash during bid to topple statue

Protesters trying to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Chicago's Grant Park clashed with police who responded violently with batons after they say officers were struck by fireworks and thrown cans
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Chicago police, protesters clash during bid to topple statue
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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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Ole Miss moves Confederate statue from prominent campus spot

A Confederate monument that’s been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi has been removed from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus
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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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UNC commission recommends re-naming 4 campus buildings

Names of four campus buildings have ties to slaveholders or white supremacists.
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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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Richmond removes Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue

Work crews have taken down the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue in Richmond
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Richmond removing Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue
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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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Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument

In a 5-0 vote, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors rejected the proposal.
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Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument
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Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

Work crews in Richmond, Virginia, have lifted away an monument to Confederate Gen. J
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Richmond removing statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
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Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community

The City Council in a South Dakota community named for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg says a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches
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Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community
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Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

It happened on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches.
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Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor
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Protesters topple Columbus statue in Baltimore
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Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks 'garden' of US heroes

Trump has a vision of establishing a "National Garden of American Heroes."
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Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks 'garden' of US heroes