• Jefferson Davis Apr 28

    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

  • Congress Mar 13, 2018

    A Look at Florida Bills That Passed and Failed in 2018

    Florida lawmakers filed more than 3,200 bills for the 2018 legislative session and only about 200 passed both chambers of the Legislature before it adjourned its annual session on Sunday.

  • South Florida Feb 6, 2018

    Florida Could End Recognition of Confederate Holidays

    A Senate panel on Tuesday voted to remove the Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis birthdays as well as Confederate Memorial Day from the list of holidays contained in state law.

  • georgia Sep 18, 2017

    Episcopalians Struggle With History of Confederate Symbols

    Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates — and not just in the public arena. Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former slaveholding states and their battle heroes. It’s in part the continuation of a conversation that was...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2017

    Harvey's Heavy Rains Ratchet Up Flooding Fears in Louisiana

    Heavy rain bands from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up flooding fears as the state’s governor warned of a “dangerous situation” looming....
    Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters he expects the threat to rise as outer rain bands sweep into Louisiana, adding, “This is going to play out over several days.”...
    While Louisiana doesn’t appear to be facing a threat...

  • georgia Aug 22, 2017

    Civil War Lessons Often Depend on Where the Classroom Is

    The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states’ rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural differences stoked tensions between North and South. Others highlight the battlefield acumen...

  • georgia Aug 21, 2017

    Carved Into Georgia Mountain, Stone Mountain Poses Another Test for Confederate Symbols

    The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and part shrine to Dixie’s Lost Cause, this granite outcrop east of Atlanta —...

  • Governor Aug 21, 2017

    ‘Symbols of Modern White Supremacy': University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues

    University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Fenves says statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan will be moved...

  • NBC Aug 20, 2017

    Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy

    As a wave of U.S. cities have moved to topple their Confederate statues in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Richmond — which was once the capital of the Confederacy — could become the next flashpoint in the debate over what to do with its monuments. In the heart of Richmond, five statues depicting...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2017

    The Past Is Still Present in a Changing Virginia

    When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out. “If you complained, they’d probably put you in jail,” said Reid, who was Virginia’s first black state lawmaker since Reconstruction. Virginia has come a long...

  • Los Angeles Aug 18, 2017

    Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

    Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend’s deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....
    The city’s Mayor Mike Signer said that he will make a major announcement regarding the Robert E. Lee statue...

  • Associated Press Aug 16, 2017

    Violence at Virginia Rally Adds Momentum to Removal of Confederate Statues

    Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery. Only two statues were taken down immediately, in Gainesville, Florida, where the Daughters of the Confederacy removed...

  • Mayor May 20, 2017

    In New Orleans, the Confederate Monuments Are Now All Gone

    They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts....
    But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the...

  • Mayor May 17, 2017

    New Orleans Takes Down 3rd Confederate-Era Monument

    Piece by piece, New Orleans’ landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immovable in a region where some still cling to a Confederate legacy. The city announced late Tuesday that it had begun the process of removing a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard — the third of four monuments...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2017

    Torch-Wielding Group Protests Confederate Statue Removal In Va.

    A group that included a well-known white nationalist carried torches and chanted “you will not replace us” at a weekend protest in Virginia over plans to remove a monument of a Confederate general.

  • NBC May 12, 2017

    Removal of Confederate Icons Stirs Nuanced, Varied Reactions

    The statue of the Confederacy’s president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by....
    “It’s entertaining,” Patterson, 74, said of the hubbub surrounding the Wednesday morning removal of the statue from...

  • Mayor Apr 24, 2017

    New Orleans Takes Down 1st of 4 Confederate Statues

    Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away on...

  • georgia Jul 10, 2015

    WATCH: Confederate Flag Comes Down

    After more than 50 years, the Confederate flag no longer flies outside the South Carolina state house. Thousands gathered to watch the ceremony Friday morning.

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