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Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

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A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood. People in the audie...

9/11 monument builder describes outpouring of support after vandal defaces memorial to Twin Towers

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"We had spent probably the last month planning and building these towers, the memorial to show our community that we care, that we want to support those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives to save the...

Search for 1887 time capsule under Robert E. Lee monument a lost cause, official says

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Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have called off the search for a nearly 134-year-old time capsule that was believed to be embedded in the huge pedestal base of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was ...

Black man’s statue is the lone monument standing on historic street in former capital of the Confederacy

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Richmond, Virginia A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, adding to a growing list of Confederate symbols that have been taken down across the country sin...

Navajo Nation calls on restoration of Bears Ears National Monument during Deb Haaland visit to Utah

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More than three years after the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah was drastically shrunk in size, tribal leaders and activists are hopeful that Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland would soon recommend its restorati...

Democrats introduce legislation to create a Ruth Bader Ginsburg monument on Capitol Hill

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Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation to create a monument on Capitol Hill in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The House bill, introduced on Monday by the D...

A Georgia city is replacing a Confederate monument with a statue of civil rights hero John Lewis

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For 112 years, a 30-foot obelisk stood outside the courthouse grounds in the suburban Atlanta city of Decatur. Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it suggested the Civil War was about state's rights ...

Washington Monument closed ‘until further notice’ due to Covid-19

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The Washington Monument will be closed "until further notice" due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park Service said Saturday in a statement. The monument had been closed since January 11 due to security co...

Group of Alabama protesters places fake body bags on courthouse lawn to push for removal of Confederate flag and monument

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For months, a group of protesters in Alabama has been fighting for the removal of a Confederate flag and a Confederate monument that sit in front of the Marshall County Courthouse in Albertville. Last week, protest...

The Mississippi home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument

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The Mississippi home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson is the 423rd unit of the National Park System, Interior Secret...

A Confederate monument stood at the steps of an Alabama courthouse for a century. Now it’s in a cemetery

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A Confederate monument that stood at the steps of the Montgomery County, Alabama, courthouse for over a century now resides in a cemetery. For months, the memorial, topped with a statue of a Confederate soldier, had...

Activists have long said a Santa Fe monument celebrated the killings of Native Americans. Crowds toppled it this week

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At least two people were arrested in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Monday after a crowd toppled a monument that Native American community members have long called on to be removed. Demonstrations around the monument -- an o...