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Even Jefferson Davis's Great-Great-Grandson Thinks the Confederate Flag Should Go

Bertram Hayes-Davis has spent more time than most looking at the Confederate battle flag. It comes with the family. Hayes-Davis, 66, is the great-great-grandson of Jefferson Davis. He serves as president of the Beauvoir Foundation, which...Show More Summary

Kentucky’s AG Joins Calls to Remove Jefferson Davis Statue

Jack Conway, the Kentucky attorney general and Democratic nominee for governor, called Wednesday for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.

Texas’ Confederate Memorial Attacked By Black Lives Matter, Jefferson Davis’ Statue To Be Removed?

Texas’ Confederate memorial located at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas has been vandalized by the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the Jefferson Davis statue was attacked before the Charleston church shooting as reminder of racism and slavery, many are now reconsidering whether or not the Confederate statue should be removed. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Backs Removal of Jefferson Davis Statue from Kentucky Capitol

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

Following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call for legislators to remove the Confederate battle flag from state grounds, another state-sanctioned Southern image has come under fire several hundred miles away: The Kentucky capitol statue of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.

Students Push For Removal Of Confederate Statue At University Of Texas

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Students at the University of Texas at Austin have renewed their calls to remove a statue of Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, from the school's campus. Activists have redoubled their efforts...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Calls On Kentucky To Move Jefferson Davis Statue

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) called on his home state of Kentucky to consider moving its statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the prominent perch it now commands at the state legislature to...Show More Summary

The Jefferson Davis Statue at the University of Texas Should Be Removed

The killing of nine African-American congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015 by a racist terrorist (I'll use that term even if the Director of the FBI won't do so)Show More Summary

The Confederacy is not our heritage

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The real heroes of the Civil War I grew up in Kentucky barely 30 miles from the Jefferson Davis Monument. I've strolled the cemeteries full of time-rounded headstones and walked the battlefields where uniform buttons and the pale oxidized lumps of Minie balls still peek from the ground after a hard rain. Show More Summary

Who's Up For Some Weird Grilled Meat And Jefferson Davis Pie?

9 months agoSports : Deadspin

The Woe of Cooking is an ongoing fiasco where the guy who does the Beer Idiot unearths the weirdest, grossest recipes he can find in The Joy of Cooking. Last week he cooked Quick Fish Loaf; this time he’s settling for red meat and pie. Okay have fun. Read more...

Woodbridge man killed crossing major intersection

A man was killed crossing Jefferson Davis Highway in Prince William County early Friday morning.Noe Zarte Mares, 44, of Woodbridge, was struck by a tractor-trailer at about 4:15 a.m., county police said.Read full article >>

Jefferson Davis Statue Defaced At University Of Texas

Jefferson Davis statute defaced at University of Texas because some students felt the “ties to slavery” memorial should be removed. In April, a majority of University of Texas (UT) student government representatives voted to remove the Jefferson Davis statue and sent their resolution to college officials. Show More Summary

Jefferson Davis Capture Site in Fitzgerald, Georgia

Most people believe the American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 when Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Army Commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. In reality, the war did not officially endShow More Summary

Jefferson Davis Statue In Texas Attacked As Confederate ‘Ties To Slavery’

A century old Jefferson Davis statue has come under attack by University of Texas students who claim that the Confederate president memorial is a remind of slavery in the United States. Student leaders are even calling for the removal...Show More Summary

‘Emancipate UT': Confederate statue defaced at University of Texas

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced the Confederate president’s statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT”. Student leaders are also seeking to remove the statue from the Austin campus. “We thought, there are...

Texas Students Attack Statue Of Jefferson Davis, President Of The Confederacy

9 months agoNews : Huffington Post

DALLAS (AP) -- Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove fromShow More Summary

Texas Students Attack Statue Of Jefferson Davis, President Of The Confederacy

DALLAS (AP) -- Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove fromShow More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Good Tuesday morning! I do like John Legend. Just sayin.. The American Prospect: Today's GOP: The Party of Jefferson Davis - - Not Lincoln Relevanza: Government Surveillance as a Matter of Course Author Zone: Can Writing Make You Healthier? News...Show More Summary

Sneering Wash Post: GOP Is Now the 'Party of Jefferson Davis'

How did the Washington Post commemorate the surrender of the Confederacy and the end of the Civil War? The paper on Thursday featured columnist Harold Meyerson to sneer that "Today’s GOP is the party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln."

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