"Maryland, My Maryland" was written in 1861 as a call to arms for the Confederacy. It refers to President Abraham Lincoln as a despot and urges defiance to the "Northern scum."…
By Brian Witte, Associated Press
The renaming is part of a much larger and ongoing reckoning over the city's historical ties to slavery and racial discrimination.
By Associated Press
Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have announced a major funding commitment for an ambitious and long-envisioned memorial campus in the city's former slave-trading district, Shockoe Bottom.
By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus says she doesn't understand why Trump would want to keep the names of "traitors" on military bases.
By Justin Stabley
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
The 10 generals include some who made costly battlefield blunders; others mistreated captured Union soldiers, some were slaveholders and one was linked to the Ku Klux Klan after the war.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after the death of George Floyd in police hands.
Two days after a racist yearbook photo emerged, Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor, refuses to resign even as members of his own party demand he step down. In his press conference on Saturday, Northam denied being in the photo. Judith…
By PBS NewsHour
New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham…
By PBS NewsHour
President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago, just days after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, ending the Civil War after four years. To discuss the lasting effects of both events, Jeffrey Brown talks to Martha Hodes, author of…
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