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  • Prominent UNC alumni want to stop the $2.5M Silent Sam deal with Confederate group

    01/31/2020 7:58:50 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 01/29/20 | Kate Murphy
    A group of 88 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni and donors have taken legal action to urge a judge to void UNC’s agreement to pay $2.5 million and give the Silent Sam Confederate monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group filed an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday asking the judge to set aside the consent agreement that authorized the deal. The alumni and donors argue the settlement is a “misuse of university funds” that “seriously damages the reputation of the University, which should be committed to historical truth and opposed to modern-day white supremacy.” The 88...
  • ‘Rumors of War’ statue to be installed in Richmond

    12/10/2019 8:59:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 12 10 2019 | SARAH RANKIN
    Artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. SNIP Wiley is known for his paintings of black Americans and his commissioned portrait of former President Barack Obama, displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. He is scheduled to give remarks Tuesday, along with Gov. Ralph Northam, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and others. Hundreds are expected to attend.
  • All these NC towns want for Christmas next year is a parade with no Confederate conflict

    12/07/2019 11:44:46 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    News and Observer ^ | Dec. 5, 2019 | Martha Quinllin
    On Wednesday, Wake Forest became the second Wake County town in a week to cancel its Christmas parade over safety fears. Santa Claus was planning to come to town on Dec. 14, but Wake Forest officials canceled the parade for what is though to be the first time since it started more than 71 years ago. Town officials said they had received credible information that “extremist” groups on both sides of the issue of how — and whether — to preserve and interpret symbols of the Confederacy were making plans online to attend the parade. Crabtree said no one from...
  • 2 arrested at Confederate monument protest in North Carolina

    10/26/2019 9:48:17 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 26, 2019 | AP
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've arrested two people after a "physical altercation" at a protest over a Confederate statue slated to be removed. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said Saturday it arrested Calvin James Megginson and Timothy James Osborn on charges related to the altercation. Both were released and are due in court next month. A pro-Confederate group is trying to stop removal of the statue, which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.
  • The story of the confederates who fled the USA for Brazil – the Confederados.

    10/07/2019 6:40:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Metallicman ^ | September 30 2019 | editorial staff
    Full post, minus the photos and formatting... The American civil war set the South on fire. There in the heart of the United States was endless desolation, death, crime, and violence on a very, very personal scale. It tore at the heart of America. In the midst of all this, was an exit of Americans who fled American for a life elsewhere. The confederates that fled the United States didn’t do so to set up a nation where slavery was legal. They went elsewhere to set up a state where they the people had more power than the local government...
  • Atlanta NAACP criticizes markers surrounding Confederate monuments

    08/22/2019 6:54:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AJC ^ | 08/22/19 | Rosalind Bentley
    Atlanta became the first city in the country to install contextual markers around its Confederate monuments a month ago, but the local branch of the NAACP says the explanations on the signs aren’t good enough. In a Tuesday letter to the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta branch president Richard Rose said the markers don’t “counter the notion of white supremacy.” On Wednesday, Rose went further, accusing members of a council committee of being “complicit on compromising on racism.” “It’s such a profound disappointment,” Rose said of the language on the markers. “It doesn’t give the story of why these monuments were...
  • How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong - Greenfield

    08/22/2019 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong No, it’s not a mandate to wreck America. August 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 3 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy. Its lines about...
  • Southern country band cancelled from second summer fair over use of the Confederate flag [tr]

    07/26/2019 4:28:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26,2019 | Josh Saunders
    The Southern country-rock group Confederate Railroad has lost a second summer fair gig after objections over the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. The band's upcoming performance at Ulster County Fair in New York on August 1 was confirmed cancelled by spokesman Pat Ryan on Thursday. This was the second in a month after Illinois Governor JB Pritzker removed them from the Du Quoin State Fair line-up over the band's logo, which features a steam locomotive flying Confederate flags. Ryan said in a statement: 'The Ulster County Fair must be an event that everyone can enjoy while representing...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking removal of Norfolk's Confederate monument

    07/23/2019 12:02:37 PM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    Pilot ^ | 23 July 2019 | Ryan Murphy
    NORFOLK A Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by activists that attempted to force the city to move its 112-year-old Confederate monument. In an 11-page order entered Tuesday, Chief Judge Mary Jane Hall said the plaintiffs failed to prove that their constitutional rights were being violated by the continued placement of the Confederate monument. The suit was filed in late March by Roy Perry-Bey, from Newport News, and Ronald Green, who lives in Norfolk. The men represented themselves. They argued that the display of the monument endorsed ideas such as secession, slavery, racial segregation, white supremacy and violence and...
  • Gov. Pritzker’s wrong to give Confederate Railroad the boot

    07/10/2019 4:54:24 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 64 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 10, 2019 | Editorial Board
    Yes, the Confederate flag offends us... Maybe the flag is about Southern pride, good ol’ rebel spirit. But it is about the South’s historic defense of slavery, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, fascism, white supremacy, white nationalism and bigotry. Gov. Pritzker said, “The Confederate flag is a symbol of not just slavery, but of treason against the United States.” Why are we writing to criticize Pritzker for banning Confederate Railroad, a country band that uses the Confederate flag, from performing at a state fair? Because government should pick its battles wisely and rarely when curbing free expression, even free expression...
  • Illinois governor, Mr. Creosote, Slurs the South

    07/10/2019 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 07/09/2019 | John O'Connor
    SPRINGFIELD — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they’re under Chicago liberals’ thumb of political correctness. The band was scheduled to appear Aug. 27 at the DuQuoin State Fair , but Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration canceled the appearance last week. “This administration’s guiding principle is that the state of Illinois will not use state resources to promote symbols of racism,” Pritzker spokeswoman Emily Bittner said. “Symbols of hate cannot and will not represent...
  • Claiming Racism, Illinois Democrat Cancels Local Civil War Re-Enactment

    06/23/2019 2:57:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/17/19 | Elizabeth Bauer
    This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears. Roughly two years ago, when the uproar about Confederate Civil War monuments was at its peak, the Chicago Tribune reported on a monument to Confederate soldiers far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Chicago itself. The monument was at the site of a mass grave of soldiers who died as prisoners of war (POWs) at Camp Douglas, at which more Confederate prisoners died than any other, in...
  • Dissing the Dead in Dallas

    05/29/2019 5:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | May 29, 2019 | Bill Murchison
    During the walk-up to Memorial Day, with its evocations of respect for fallen warriors, hypercharged Dallas, found time to stick out a very official tongue at, you see, the wrong kind of fallen warriors: the Confederate kind. The business of establishment America, on the urging of the political left, has become that of saying, "Oh, 'scuse us for not living up to ideals we didn't know were ideals till you kind progressives kindly wised us up. " Dallas city government -- once fairly accused of patient commitment to reasoned dialogue -- bellied up enthusiastically, voting to sell and bar (unconstitutionally)...
  • Only Eight Counties Support Confederate Holiday [SC]

    05/10/2019 7:50:30 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
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  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs bill protecting Confederate monuments, other memorials

    04/27/2019 11:17:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Tyler Jett
    CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Next door to a plantation built by slaves, Gov. Brian Kemp defended Georgia's Confederate monuments as educational resources while he signed a bill to further protect them Friday. "It is true that there are monuments in our history that do not reflect our values," he said, during a ceremony in front of Gordon Lee High School. "We cannot erase them from our history. We must learn from them. These monuments and markers remind us of how far we've come not only as a state but as a country." Sponsored this year by state Sen. Jeff Mullis, the...
  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam calls for the removal of an arch honoring a Confederate leader [tr]

    04/19/2019 11:31:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2019 | Leah Simpson
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday called for the removal of a 50-foot arch at Fort Monroe that honors the former president of the Confederacy - two months after a blackface scandal nearly ended his time in office. The Daily Press reported that Northam's office presented a letter to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees supporting removal of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Arch, which was built near to where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia some 400 years ago. The board's eight members voted unanimously for the structure's removal, though this is likely to be a long process...
  • (Don’t) Tear Down Those Monuments

    04/01/2019 11:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 1, 2019 | Young Voices Advocates
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Ross Marchand.To say the least, America has a complicated relationship with its past. Hundreds of Confederate monuments dot town squares, mountains, and prominently-placed paintings, and recent tussles show we still have no idea how to deal with them. Dallas’s Confederate War Memorial (near City Hall) was recently deemed by the City Council as “non-contributing to the historic overlay district” in which it resides, and will probably be removed soon—at a cost of half-a-million dollars. Soon, one of Winston-Salem’s most prominent Confederate statues will also come down, amidst “public safety” concerns cited by Mayor...
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. “Mississippi’s the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag — do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. “Warren replied with one word — ‘Yes’ — and was met with loud applause from the crowd,” CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • Ole Miss students vote unanimously to remove Confederate statue from campus center [tr]

    03/07/2019 12:40:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephanie Haney
    University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum. All 47 members of the Associated Student Body Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906 in a park-like setting near the university's main administrative building. The Confederate soldier statue was a rallying point in Oxford in 1962 for people who rioted to oppose court-ordered integration of the university. The Graduate Student...
  • Tenn. Governor Bill Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

    02/21/2019 8:07:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 89 replies ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | AP
    A photo of Governor Bill Lee has surfaced depicting him wearing a Confederate uniform while attending an "Old South" party with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha. The yearbook page in the "Greek Life" section features a caption saying: "...KA is based on the ideals that its founding fathers saw exemplified in their college president, Robert E. Lee. These ideals constituted the frame and fabric of Southern Culture and include chivalry, valor, loyalty and reverence for womankind. It is for this reason that KA at Auburn Univ. each spring has a week long celebration of the grandeur and glory of the OLD...