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Court Blocks Removal of Confederate Statue

Dallas city council voted 13-1 against Lee monument

(Newser) - A last-minute court order blocked the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park in Dallas even as work crews were prepared to take it down. US District Judge Sidney Fitzwater granted a temporary restraining order requested Wednesday by Hiram Patterson, the AP reports. His... More »

Alabama Unveils a New Confederate Monument

Other states are tearing down tributes to Dixie

(Newser) - Alabama just got a new Confederate memorial, even as similar monuments have sparked protests and violence elsewhere. AL.com reports that more than 200 people attended the unveiling Sunday of a stone dedicated to "Unknown [Alabama] Soldiers" with the Confederacy at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Crenshaw County. "... More »

Charlottesville Confederate Statues Covered Up

City made the decision to symbolize mourning for Heather Heyer

(Newser) - Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally, the AP reports. The work began around 1pm in Emancipation Park, where a towering monument of Gen. Robert E.... More »

Confederate Soldier Statue Beheaded in Ohio Cemetery

Its head was stolen, but its hat was left behind

(Newser) - Police say a Confederate soldier statue at a cemetery in Ohio has been damaged by vandals who took its head. Columbus police say vandals appear to have climbed on an arched memorial at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery and toppled the statue atop the monument to the ground. The AP reports... More »

'Blood on Your Hands': Charlottesville Meeting Erupts

City will cover statues in black for period of mourning

(Newser) - The Confederate statues at the heart of Charlottesville's deadly violence will be covered in black fabric during a period of mourning, the Daily Progress reports. The city council on Monday night voted to cover the monuments to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson during a tumultuous meeting at which... More »

Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Confederate Statue

He was found at base of statue in Houston park

(Newser) - There is a nationwide debate over what to do about Confederate statues—but just about everybody agrees that Andrew Schneck's approach is not the way forward. The 25-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to blow up a statute of Confederate Lt. Dick Dowling in Houston's Hermann... More »

Down With Confederate Monument, Up With Missy Elliott Statue?

If 25K petitioners have their way, yes

(Newser) - The more than 25,000 people who've signed a viral online petition so far don't just want a Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia, removed—they want it replaced with a monument to Missy Elliott. The idea isn't as random as it might seem; the iconic rapper hails... More »

Another Campus Removes Confederate Statues

University of Texas takes down monuments to Robert E. Lee, others

(Newser) - University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism, " per the AP . Fenves announced the move Sunday night... More »

Robert E. Lee Statue Defaced, Removed at Duke

Duke prez says removal shows 'deep and abiding values of our university'

(Newser) - Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy, the AP reports. The university said it removed the statue early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials... More »

Jefferson Davis Statue Tarred, Feathered

Police investigating Arizona vandalism

(Newser) - A Jefferson Davis statue in southern Arizona was tarred and feathered in one of the latest actions against what President Trump calls "beautiful statues and monuments" honoring the Confederacy. Police are investigating the attack on the monument to the Confederate president near Gold Canyon on US Route 60; it... More »

Trump Mourns Loss of Our 'Beautiful' Confederate Statues

In a 3-part tweet

(Newser) - If you're wondering where President Trump sits on the question of whether America's Confederate statues should be taken down , wonder no more. Trump earlier addressed the topic in his Tuesday press conference, and returned to it Thursday morning in a three - part tweet . He writes, "Sad... More »

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