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Robert E. Lee portrait removed from hometown city hall

A portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of a Virginia city council's chambers for 54 years has been removed and relocated to a museum. … Click to Continue »

John Kelly Says Lack Of 'Compromise' Started Civil War, Defends Statues

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Monday that a “lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War” and called the removal of Confederate monuments a “dangerous” scrubbing of history.

Trump chief of staff Kelly decries removal of monuments

White House chief of staff John Kelly says Confederate General Robert E. Lee was "an honorable man" and applying current thinking on social issues to figures in history is "very, … Click to Continue »

John Kelly says US Civil War was prompted by inability to compromise

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

John Kelly said it was ‘dangerous’ to remove historical markers like statues. White House chief of staff John Kelly has waded into the debate over Confederate statues, stating that the Civil War was prompted by an inability to compromise while suggesting both sides acted in “good faith”. Show More Summary

TX Lawmaker Files Removal Request Of Capitol’s ‘Indefensible’ Confederate Plaque

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The "Children of the Confederacy Creed" marker falsely claims that slavery was not an "underlying" Civil War cause.

Suit seeks to block ‘illegal’ removal of Confederate monument in Louisiana

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The Shreveport chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy filed its lawsuit after the Caddo Parish Commission voted to remove the monument from the grounds of the courthouse.        

Group organizes next steps after Confederate statues removed

Community members gathered to discuss the next steps following Baltimore's removal of three Confederate statues in the aftermath of August's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sheila Gaskins is … Click to Continue »

Memphis' request to remove Confederate statue denied

The Tennessee Historical Commission has denied a request from Memphis officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from a city park. The Commercial Appeal reports city officials plan … Click to Continue »

Confederacy-obsessed groups refuse to let monuments go, fund new monuments across the country

Though we can’t seem to agree on what to do with them, it is clear that the presence of Confederate monuments evokes deep emotions on the part of supporters and those who want them removed. At the heart of this issue is a fundamental disagreement about what they represent and what kind of history is being preserved by their presence. Show More Summary

Interior Sec. Zinke on Confederate monument removal: ‘Native Indians’ will want Union statues removed next

last monthNews : The Raw Story

In a recent Breitbart interview, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that if the country begins to remove Confederate monuments, soon, Native Americans will want the statues of anti-indigenous Union generals removed too — but he didn’t use the term “Native Americans.” “Where...

Zinke: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, ‘Indians’ Will Complain About Union Ones

The Interior secretary argues that if we take down Confederate statues, we’ll need to remove ones of Union generals who mistreated Native Americans.

How the KKK is Targeting High School Students in White Supremacy Recruitment

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The fliers criticized the removal of Confederate flags monuments as a sign that people do not "respect the white majority of America."

KKK distributes fliers outside HS football game

last monthNews : USAToday: News

KKK distributes fliers outside football game criticizing removal of Confederate statues        

On ‘Last Week Tonight,’ John Oliver explains why we should remove confederate monuments

The debate over whether or not we should continue to glorify Confederate soldiers by leaving up the hundreds of statues across the United States has taken on new life following the protests in Charlottesville, North Carolina earlier this summer. Show More Summary

Memphis Wants to Get Rid of a Statue of a KKK Grand Wizard. Will Tennessee Officials Stop It?

On Monday, Mother Jones published an essay by Nate DiMeo chronicling the history of a hotly-debated Confederate monument in a park in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Last week, the effort to remove the statue was blocked again.  “When I was on the city council, we voted to take these down, that’s like three or four years ago,” […]

Norton Will Introduce A Bill To Remove Statue Of Confederate General In Judiciary Square

She met last week with representatives of the Freemasons, who are supportive of the District's efforts to take down the statue. [ more › ]

3 books you need to read to understand the Civil War

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Workers remove monuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a Confederate general, from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. August 16, 2017. How...Show More Summary

Confederate Sign Removed From Nashville’s Roman Auditorium

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There's a war for the soul of America going on right now, and one of country music's legendary institutions is scoring a blow for the good guys. Nashville Scene reports that the Ryman Auditorium has moved its sign commemorating a Confederate soldiers' reunion out of its performance space and into a museum, continuing a wise…

If slavery and racism disqualify Confederates and Father Serra, we'll be removing statues for a while

To the editor: The Los Angeles Times’ editorial advocating for the removal of statues in the U.S. Capitol that honor Confederate leaders and California’s Father Junipero Serra speaks volumes about the ambiguity of such actions. (“Why on earth do we have Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol?”...

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