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2 months ago

Tennessee county gets permission to remove Confederate flag

Two years after voting to remove the Confederate flag from its seal, a Tennessee county finally has the go-ahead to do so
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Tennessee county gets permission to remove Confederate flag
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Maryland’s last public Confederate monument removed

A statue that was thought to be the last Confederate monument on a courthouse lawn in Maryland has been removed
4 months ago
Maryland’s last public Confederate monument removed
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Mississippi county OKs contracts for Emmett Till statue

A Mississippi county has approved contracts for a sculptor to make and install a bronze statue of Emmett Till
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Mississippi county OKs contracts for Emmett Till statue
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Tear-gassed protesters reach settlement with Richmond police

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were tear-gassed by Richmond police during a protest in June 2020
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'Robert E. Lee is not a war,' SC city argues to move marker

Lawyers for the city of Charleston say a marker honoring a Confederate general is not protected from removal under South Carolina law because of the way the 2000 act was written
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'Robert E. Lee is not a war' SC city argues to remove marker
5 months ago

Black worker at Confederate site raises race complaint

She said she filed a racial discrimination complaint with the EEOC.
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Judge to hear suit over Confederate memorial in Tuskegee

An Alabama judge is scheduled to consider arguments this week.
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Confederate monuments will likely go to Black history museum

Officials from the state of Virginia and the city of Richmond have tentatively decided the future of their now mostly relocated Confederate monuments
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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.
6 months ago
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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Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule

Conservation experts in Virginia’s capital pulled books, money, ammunition, documents and other artifacts from a time capsule found in the remnants of a pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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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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Again, crews find apparent time capsule at Lee statue site

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says crews wrapping up the removal of a giant pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
6 months ago
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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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Search to resume for 1887 time capsule under Lee monument

The spot in Richmond, Virginia, where a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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Search to resume for 1887 time capsule under Lee monument
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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.
6 months ago
What's inside that 1887 time capsule opened in Confederacy's capital
6 months ago

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
7 months ago

Hearing set on bid to dismiss suit over Confederate memorial

A Confederate heritage group fights suit over land where a rebel monument stands
7 months ago
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Crews begin long process of dismantling Lee statue pedestal

Preliminary work is underway to remove an enormous pedestal that until recently held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
7 months ago
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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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Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
7 months ago
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New trial after jury met in room with Confederate symbols

A Tennessee appeals court has granted a new trial for a Black man,
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Montgomery faces fine, lawsuit for dropping Confederate name

The Alabama attorney general's office says Montgomery owes a $25,000 for changing the name of a street that bore the name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
7 months ago
Montgomery faces fine lawsuit for dropping Confederate name
9 months ago

Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort

It was removed from a Dallas park and later sold in an online auction.
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Famed cathedral names artist to replace Confederate windows

Washington National Cathedral says an artist renowned for his works depicting African American life will design new stained-glass windows with racial justice themes to replace ones with Confederate imagery
9 months ago
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Suit filed over Confederate statue in mostly black Tuskegee

A Confederate monument has stood in nearly all-Black Tuskegee for 115 years.
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New capsule installed within pedestal where Lee statue stood

Workers in Richmond, Va., installed a new time capsule in the massive pedestal.
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Lee statue base reassembled after failed time capsule search

Workers have returned to the Richmond site where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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Crews end daylong search for 1887 Lee statue time capsule

Crews have halted searching for the day for a time capsule from 1887 believed buried in the pedestal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
By the Numbers: The historic removal of Virginia’s Robert E. Lee statue
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Virginia takes down 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue from state capital
10 months ago

Gen. Lee statue comes down in former Confederate capital

Crews are set to remove one of the largest remaining Confederate monuments.
10 months ago
Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee coming down in Virginia
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Richmond, Virginia, removes controversial Robert E. Lee statue after legal battle
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Crowd gathers in Virginia to witness removal of Robert E. Lee statue
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Virginia is set to remove Richmond's Lee statue on Wednesday

A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
10 months ago
Virginia is set to remove Richmond's Lee statue on Wednesday
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
State to remove 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue
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Gen. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled unanimously that the iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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Virginia Supreme Court rules state can remove Lee statue
1 year ago

What follows Confederate statues? 1 Mississippi city's fight

Hundreds of cities and towns are grappling with painful, expensive questions.
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Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building

A decades-long fight has been resolved in Tennessee, over the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that stood in a place of honor inside the state's Capitol
1 year ago
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Confederate monument removed from city hall in Louisiana

A Confederate general's statue was removed from outside a Louisiana city hall.
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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.
1 year ago
Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville
1 year ago

Charlottesville removes statues of Confederate generals, Sacagawea

Two bronze Confederate statues at the center of yearslong debate in Charlottesville, Virginia, were removed Saturday.
1 year ago
Charlottesville removes Confederate statues
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Charlottesville takes down statue of Robert E. Lee
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Virginia removes segregationist's statue from Capitol Square

Workers have removed a statue of Harry F
1 year ago
Virginia removes segregationist's statue from Capitol Square
1 year ago

Sons of Confederate Veterans sue to return Georgia monument

The Georgia monument was taken down and moved to storage last year.
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Documentary examines troubled past with Confederate statues

Perplexed by America’s controversial relationship with Confederate monuments, “The Daily Show” team member CJ Hunt saw potential for what he thought would make an interesting short film
1 year ago
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Virginia county plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist

A northern Virginia county is paving the way to rename a major highway.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
Charlottesville unanimously votes to remove Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues