John C. Calhoun

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Overnight Crew Begins Sawing Statue of a Former VP

Charleston's statue of John C. Calhoun will be relocated

(Newser) - A former vice president is about to fall. Early Wednesday, a crew began removing a statue of John C. Calhoun, a defender of slavery who served as the seventh US vice president from 1825 to 1832, from its pedestal in Charleston, SC, following a Tuesday city council vote. The council... More »

Yale to Rename College Honoring White Supremacist

Calhoun College will now honor computer 'visionary' Grace Hopper

(Newser) - Yale University announced Saturday it will be renaming a residential college named for a former US vice president and virulent white supremacist, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to CBS News , John C. Calhoun graduated from Yale in 1804 and went on to become a South Carolina senator. Calhoun College... More »

GOP Plays With 'Crazy Fire' on State Sovereignty

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s stand against the intrusion of federal power on states’ rights is straight from an 1832 playbook, Ed Kilgore writes for the Democratic Strategist. And the argument John C. Calhoun made then is still wrong. Miffed that the GOP is out of power, Kilgore writes, Perry... More »

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