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  • Hundreds protest UNC proposal to house Confederate statue in $5 million building

    12/04/2018 8:26:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Justin Wise
    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Monday night to protest the university's proposal to construct a new building to house a Confederate monument on campus. Footage of the protests shared by The Daily Tar Heel showed dozens of individuals chanting and holding signs as they make their way towards campus. Protestors can be heard chanting "who do you protect, who do you serve" near a barricaded area that had once been the home of the Confederate statue, "Silent Sam." The statue had stood on campus since it was erected in 1913 to honor students...
  • Confederate flag brought to Anderson Co. school in fallen student's honor, sparks controversy [SC]

    12/01/2018 4:47:11 AM PST · by buckalfa · 45 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | November 30, 2018 | Nicole Ford
    PENDLETON, SC (WSPA) - The death of a high school student in a tragic crash may have sparked a racial divide and caused school threats on social media. It all started with an idea to honor 17 year old Dillon Padgett who was killed in a crash not far from Pendleton High School on Saturday. That idea ended with threats to bring weapons to the school. Padgett is best described by his friends as patriotic. So those grieving friends tell 7News they honored him on Monday at the high school by donning confederate flag shirts and taking a group picture...
  • Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldiers

    11/25/2018 5:12:41 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/24/2018 | Eric Bradner
    Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith once promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier's effort to "defend his homeland" and pushed a revisionist view of the Civil War. Hyde-Smith, a Republican, faces Mike Espy, a Democratic former congressman and agriculture secretary, in Tuesday's runoff in Mississippi -- the final Senate race to be decided in 2018. The measure, which was unearthed by CNN's KFile during a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history, is the latest in a series of issues that have surfaced during her campaign, many of which have evoked Mississippi's dark history of racism and slavery. The concurrent resolution was...
  • Hyde-Smith co-sponsored resolution honoring confederate soldier for 'defending homeland:' CNN

    11/24/2018 7:12:56 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | John Bowden
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) reportedly co-sponsored a resolution in Mississippi's state Senate in 2007 that among other things honored a Confederate soldier for his efforts to "defend his homeland." CNN's KFile reported Hyde-Smith co-sponsored a resolution honoring Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr, a then-92-year-old Mississippi resident whose father, Thomas Jefferson Nicholson, served as a soldier in the Confederate army. The resolution, which can be found online, refers to Nicholson Pharr as "the last known living 'Real Daughter' of the Confederacy living in Mississippi" and to her father's work to "defend his homeland and contribut[e] to the rebuilding of the country" during...
  • Texas commissioner backs Confederate group's license plate

    10/10/2018 3:40:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/18
    Texas' agriculture commissioner says he will back a Confederate group's latest attempt to sell specialty license plates, because "there's no profit in hiding our history." The Sons of Confederate Veterans' Texas chapter proposed a license plate in March that features a rebel soldier carrying a Texas regiment's special flag at a Civil War battle, the Dallas Morning News reported. The specialty tag won't include the Confederate battle flag. Commissioner Sid Miller wrote a letter of support in March that said the Department of Agriculture would sponsor the plate. On Monday, he said he sees nothing wrong with the group's push...
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin

    07/28/2018 8:44:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    MyStatesman ^ | 07/28/2018 | Philip Jankowski
    In discussion of possible changes, report also asks, ‘What’s next and where do we stop?’ Known as both the “father of Texas” and the namesake of the state’s capital, Stephen F. Austin carved out the early outlines of Texas among his many accomplishments. He also opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Tejas and said if slaves were freed, they would turn into “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.” For that reason, the city of Austin’s Equity Office suggested renaming the city in a report about existing Confederate monuments that was published this week. Also...
  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>
  • Confederate Flag To Fly Once Again At South Carolina Capital

    07/10/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the social unrest over Confederate flags, statues and symbols in 2015, a lot of southerners and their supporters around the country were rather unhappy with the results. (Regular readers already know you can count me among their ranks.) One of the most high-profile battles in that struggle took place at the capitol in South Carolina. There, the Confederate Battle Flag was finally lowered for the last time on July 10th of that year. Now, three years later, the flag is flying again… at least for a few hours. Some sons (and daughters) of the South are raising a temporary...
  • Judge: Councilors can be held liable in Confederate statue lawsuit

    06/16/2018 8:21:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | June 14, 2018 | Daily Progress Staff
    The city councilors who voted for the removal of Charlottesville's two Confederate monuments may be liable for damages and legal fees if the court ultimately rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the case, according to a written opinion signed Thursday by Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard E. Moore. In a news release, The Monument Fund, a group involved in the lawsuit against the city, announced that the court had sent the parties a letter explaining its opinion on whether the councilors are entitled to immunity. “There may still be some questions, even if defendants are not immune, as to what...
  • Report: 110 Confederate monuments removed in U.S. since 2015

    06/04/2018 9:35:22 AM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It took generations to erect all the nation's Confederate monuments, and a new report shows they're being removed at a pace of about three each month. The study — released Monday by the Southern Poverty Law Center — shows that 110 Confederate monuments have been removed nationwide since 2015, when a shooting at a black church in South Carolina energized a movement against such memorials. The number — which includes schools and roads that have been renamed in California, a repurposed Confederate holiday in Georgia, plus rebel flags and monuments that have been taken down in...
  • Stacey Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain

    05/22/2018 6:02:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08-15-2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain, saying it "remains a blight on our state and should be removed." "We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union," Abrams said in a series of tweets posted early Tuesday, a response to the deadly violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Despite Resident Surveys, Austin City Council Renames Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis Streets

    05/01/2018 7:20:08 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 27 April 2018 | Philip Janowski
    Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue are no more after the Austin City Council on Thursday voted to remove the names of the Confederate leaders from the two Austin streets that bear their names. ...most of the residents who responded to surveys from the city objected to the proposed name changes.... Instead the road that ambles along Barton Creek into the Zilker neighborhood will be named for Azie Taylor Morton, the country’s first and only black U.S. treasurer, who grew up and went to college in Austin. Its official designation will be Azie Morton Road. In the Brentwood...
  • National Archives Thief Sentenced (stole historical artifacts and sold them on eBay)

    05/30/2005 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 223+ views
    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter ^ | 5/26/2005 | Dick Eastman
    Like many genealogists, historians and other researchers, Howard Harner was a regular visitor at the U.S. National Archives in downtown Washington, D.C. He spent hundreds of hours there from 1996 through 2002. However, he wasn't simply seeking information. He was stealing. Harner was "researching" letters from military officers and government officials involved in directing both the Civil War and the westward expansion of the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Among the documents that Harner stole were letters from famous historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Generals Lewis Armistead and George Pickett. When nobody...
  • ‘Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying’ in Seattle’s Greenwood area (Norwegian Flag)

    02/22/2018 10:01:04 AM PST · by llevrok · 121 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/22/2018 | Erik Lacitis
    A story about the times we live in, and assumptions we can make in our current political climate. The news tip a few days ago said: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.” It was from...
  • Saratoga Springs Police Look For Those Who Hung Confederate Flags on Lawn Jockeys

    01/24/2018 9:34:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WNYT ^ | January 24, 2018
    There are 37 little people on the lawns outside the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Union Avenue. Tuesday morning, before the sun came up, most of the lawn jockeys were wearing a little something extra. Someone had draped Confederate flags around their necks. The museum spotted the flags and removed them. Now, equipped with surveillance video, they're looking for five culprits. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Mark Mulholland ✔ @MulhollandWNYT This is what it looked like outside the @nmrhof in Saratoga Springs this morning as protestors placed #Confederate flags on lawn jockeys. @SSPDNY...
  • A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say

    01/05/2018 12:07:18 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 486 replies
    The State ^ | 12/30/18 | Jeff Wilkinson
    Two South Carolina lawmakers want to erect a monument on the State House grounds to African-Americans who served the state as Confederate soldiers. But records show the state never accepted nor recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. “In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy,” said Walter Edgar, who for 32 years was director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies and is author of “South Carolina: A History.” “In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks)...
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Whitworth Sniper Rifle

    12/19/2017 6:01:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/19/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone into long range shooting and a history buff or have had sniper training will remember the Confederate Whitworth rifle. The Whitworth Rifle was a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used in the latter half of the 19th century. Possessing excellent long range accuracy for its time, the Whitworth, when used with a scope, was the world’s first sniper rifle, and saw use with Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War. This rifle was invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, a famed British engineer and inventor. Whitworth had experimented with cannons using polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifled barrels, which was patented in...
  • Confederate flag attached to LaRosa's delivery driver's truck (Cincinnati)

    11/29/2017 3:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | November 28, 2017
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKRC) - A LaRosa's delivery driver has been reprimanded for having a Confederate flag attached to the back of his truck. That's what the Cincinnati-based pizzeria chain told WHIO in Dayton.