The bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee's state capitol building on Friday.
One man had been protesting a Confederate monument in his Texas town since the 1990s. In 2020, it was finally brought down.
The White House just made a strong argument to rename military bases that honour Confederate leaders in an attempt to justify preserving them. “The bases are not known for the generals – the bases are known for the heroes within it,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a […]
Robert E. Lee High School in Virginia will now be named John R. Lewis High School after the civil rights icon. Lewis died from pancreatic cancer last week, but his name was on a shortlist of potential new names before his death. There was a push to have the school […]
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken a stand against removing symbols or monuments to the Confederacy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday defended the president in this regard. “We need to have a balanced view of history,” Mnuchin said. As coronavirus continues to devastate communities across the US, and amid […]
The Senate included in its version of the 2021 National Defence Authorization Act a provision requiring the Defence Department to rename facilities that are named for Confederate leaders. President Donald Trump has already vowed to veto a bill with such a provision, setting up a potential fight over a defence […]
The North Carolina town of Wake Forest has cancelled its longstanding Christmas parade. The town released a statement saying that police officials feared an influx of protestors descending on the event to support or oppose the inclusion of a Sons of Confederate Veterans group in the parade. The statement says […]
The House of Representatives passed the defence spending bill with a measure preventing the Pentagon from further honouring the Confederacy. The US military, which defeated the Confederacy after a devastating toll of 620,000 dead, currently used 10 bases named for Confederate soldiers. Fort Lee, in Virginia, is named after Gen. […]
Ivanka Trump sparked controversy on social media this week when she posted a photo of her husband and son on a boat in Florida with a Confederate flag in the background. It is unclear whether the inclusion of the flag, which was flying from a neighbouring boat, was intentional. Critics […]
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.
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