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July 23, 2021, 5:35 PM

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
July 23, 2021, 5:35 PM
July 18, 2021, 12:48 AM

Confederate monument removed from city hall in Louisiana

A Confederate general's statue was removed from outside a Louisiana city hall.
July 18, 2021, 12:48 AM
July 10, 2021, 11:56 PM

Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

Workers hoisted the statue off its pedestal along with a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
July 10, 2021, 11:56 PM
Robert E. Lee statue removed in Charlottesville
July 10, 2021, 11:33 PM

Charlottesville removes statues of Confederate generals, Sacagawea

Two bronze Confederate statues at the center of yearslong debate in Charlottesville, Virginia, were removed Saturday.
July 10, 2021, 11:33 PM
Charlottesville removes Confederate statues
July 10, 2021, 5:04 PM

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.
July 10, 2021, 5:04 PM
Charlottesville takes down statue of Robert E. Lee
July 7, 2021, 9:55 PM

Virginia removes segregationist's statue from Capitol Square

Workers have removed a statue of Harry F
July 7, 2021, 9:55 PM
Virginia removes segregationist's statue from Capitol Square
1 month 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
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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.
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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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Mansion once home to Robert E. Lee reopens after overhaul

The Virginia mansion where Robert E
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Florida board renames schools honoring Confederate leaders

A Florida school board has voted to rename six schools named for Confederate leaders
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Removal of Confederate names could affect hundreds of sites

The push to remove Confederate names from Pentagon properties, including storied Army posts, could eventually affect hundreds of assets and facilities
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Lawsuit seeks Confederate statue's removal from courthouse

Civil rights advocates have sued a Maryland county to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state’s Eastern Shore
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Strange theft of Confederate chair mystifies Alabama town

It’s not the first Confederate monument to go missing in Selma, Alabama, but the story of the stolen Jefferson Davis chair may be the oddest
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Georgia park with giant Confederate carving proposes changes

The park 15 miles from Atlanta is a popular hiking and tourist destination.
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Alabama senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

They want to divert part of a statewide property tax linked to the Confederacy.
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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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Confederate symbols prove difficult to remove in many states

There are over 2,000 Confederate symbols in public spaces nationwide, SPLC says.
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High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

Virginia’s highest court has ruled that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including one of Robert E
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SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

At least 160 Confederate symbols were taken down or moved from public spaces in 2020
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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
7 months ago

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

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E
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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