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A statue of civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune is getting a place in the US Capitol. She’s replacing a Confederate general

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A larger-than-life marble statue of civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune is replacing one of a Confederate general in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall. The daughter of former slaves, Bethune became an influential ...

Charlottesville removes Lewis and Clark statue featuring Sacagawea along with Confederate statues

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A Lewis and Clark statue featuring Sacagawea (also spelled Sacajawea), a famous Native American woman, was taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia, making it the third statue to be taken down in the city. The statu...

Charlottesville begins taking down Confederate statues

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Bronze statutes of two Confederate generals are being taken from public property in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, almost four years after they were a flashpoint for a violent "Unite the Right" rally that l...

Charlottesville prepares to take down Confederate statues on Saturday

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Two bronze statues of Confederate generals will be removed from public property in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, almost four years after the statues were the flashpoint for the violent "Unite the Right" ra...

House tries again on removing Confederate statues

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Congress is trying again Tuesday on removing Confederate statues from the US Capitol. The House is expected to vote on a resolution to expel Confederate statues and replace the Capitol's bust of Roger B. Taney, the ...

House votes to remove Confederate statues and replace Roger B. Taney bust

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The House will vote Tuesday on a resolution to expel Confederate statues and replace the Capitol's bust of Roger B. Taney, the chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, with one honoring Thurgood Marshall, th...

Charlottesville’s confederate statues coming down nearly four years after violent rally

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In a unanimous vote late Monday night, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove two Confederate statues from the city's public parks, almost four years after they served as a flashpoint for the violent "Unit...

A Florida school board is renaming middle and high schools honoring Confederate leaders

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A school board in Florida has voted to rename six of its schools named after Confederate leaders after community members demanded the change. After debating the issue for a year, the Duval County School Board in Jac...

The remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife are being removed from a Memphis park

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Crews have started to remove the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a Memphis park where a monument of him once stood. The decision to move their remains was decided last year af...

Nation’s largest Confederate memorial to get new exhibit telling the ‘whole story’ of Georgia’s Stone Mountain

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Atlanta A new exhibit that seeks to explain "the whole story" of the nation's largest Confederate monument, including the history of the Ku Klux Klan there, is coming to Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, the park's boar...

An Atlanta school named after a Confederate general will be renamed to honor Hank Aaron

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An Atlanta school that had been named after a Confederate general will soon be renamed after Braves legend and Hall of Famer Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron. The Atlanta Board of Education unanimously voted last week to a...

Charlottesville can remove the Confederate statues at the center of a 2017 White nationalist rally, Virginia court rules

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Two Confederate statues that sparked fiery protests and the fatal White nationalist rally in 2017 may soon come down in Charlottesville, Virginia. After years of thwarted attempts, Charlottesville can remove statue...

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

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More than 160 Confederate symbols came down last year after the killing of George Floyd prompted a nationwide reckoning with racism. That count comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which released new figures ...

Country singer Luke Combs apologizes for past use of the Confederate flag

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Luke Combs has issued an apology for past use of the Confederate flag in his performances. Followers on social media pointed out that when the country star appeared in the music video for Ryan Upchurch's "Can I Get...

2 Confederate statues were removed in Georgia within 3 days

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Two Confederate statues were removed from public locations in the state of Georgia this week. This comes as cities across the nation have grappled with how to handle statues of historical figures with troubling past...

North Carolina discontinues license plates with Confederate battle flag

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North Carolina will no longer allow specialty license plates depicting the Confederate battle flag, citing the symbol's "potential to offend." At the start of 2021, the state's Division of Motor Vehicles was no lon...

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