A 115-year-old Confederate monument that's been the subject of protests in Huntsville, Alabama, has been removed from outside a county courthouse. Demonstrators sought the removal amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.
By Associated Press
The South's Defenders Monument formerly stood in front of the Calcasieu Parish courthouse. On Thursday morning it could be seen lying on its side, with broken tree branches strewn on the grass around it.
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
Conservation experts who plan to relocate the statue face the intricate logistics of disassembling and transporting it to a storage facility. They also must ensure worker safety amid heated public debate about whether the statue is an important piece of…
By Denise Lavoie, Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
The vote Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues.
By Matthew Daly, Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
By Jessica Gresko, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The House is to vote soon on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee, and a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
A Confederate monument that’s been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi is being removed from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus. It will be taken to a Civil War cemetery in a secluded part of campus.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Over the past few weeks, there has been extensive debate across the U.S. about statues depicting the Confederacy and other troubled aspects of American history. In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Emancipation Memorial – also known as…
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Errin Haines of The 19th join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the implications of the racist video President Trump recently shared, the U.S. debate over wearing masks and what it says about…
By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
The historic South Carolina city of Charleston is removing a symbol of its legacy. City crews are working to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation…
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