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  • Former Confederate site rededicated to Harriet Tubman

    03/10/2018 10:01:30 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3-11-2018 | Staff
    A space at a Baltimore park that had long honored two Confederate generals has been rededicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The Baltimore Sun reports that hundreds of people gathered Saturday for the ceremony at Wyman Park Dell. The ceremony took place just feet from the now-empty pedestal where a large statue of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson once stood. The statue was removed in August after a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia reignited the national debate over what to do with symbols of the Confederacy. Saturday was the 105th anniversary of Tubman's death. The space...
  • Judge: Remove Charlottesville Confederate statue tarpaulins

    02/28/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    The city put up the sheeting in the days after a deadly far-right rally last August which left a counter-protester and two police officers dead. The city had argued the "shrouds" were meant to honour those killed and injured, but the judge found they interfered with park tourism. The judge also allowed a lawsuit to preserve the statues to move forward. Judge Richard Moore ruled on Tuesday that the black plastic sheeting over the monuments to Robert E Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson must be removed in the next 15 days.
  • Tarps must come down from Confederate statues, judge says

    02/27/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by think4yrsf · 134 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | The Daily Progress staff reports
    The City of Charlottesville will soon be ordered to remove the black tarps currently covering two Confederate statues downtown. Reading from an official court letter Tuesday afternoon, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore said he thinks the shrouds on the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are a violation of a state code protecting the removal or disturbance of war memorials. Moore said the city will have 15 days to remove the tarps after an official order has been signed.
  • Small Confederate monument on far South Congress vandalized

    01/30/2018 5:02:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 1/30/18 | Dave Thomas
    A Confederate monument the size of a large tombstone on far South Congress was defaced recently, tagged with spray paint and smeared with an unsanitary substance. The marker on the west side of South Congress, just south of William Cannon now features the old Communist hammer and sickle emblem in red spray paint. A yellow sign laying in a nearby ditch reads “Confederacy = dog (expletive).”
  • Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" Gets Politically Correct, Removes the word "Dixie"

    01/09/2018 5:16:56 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8 January 2018 | Maggie Jones
    Dolly Parton's Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name.
  • 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)...
  • Ivanka Trump Vacation Photo Has Confederate Flag Behind Jared Kushner

    12/27/2017 3:03:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    On the morning after Christmas, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted photos of her husband, Jared Kushner, and son on a boat with the caption, “this fish is a trophy!” But many Twitter users were more interested in something in the background—a Confederate flag.
  • Confederate statue at Georgia cemetery has its face smashed, hands 'surgically' [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:07:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A Confederate statue in a North Georgia cemetery, that has been up for more than 100 years, was vandalized this week. Located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the statue of a Confederate soldier had its face smashed, hands 'surgically' cut and rifle taken on Wednesday night. 'It has been reported, the damage has been estimated and, yes, [we] are investigating,' Rome Police Department Lt. Danny Story said to ABC News.
  • 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,
  • Memphis to Jefferson Davis: ‘Na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye’

    12/21/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2017 | Fred Barbash
    The city of Memphis got rid of two Confederate statues Wednesday night, after a Tennessee two-step around a state law designed to prevent just that. It was a surprise maneuver that left the Sons of Confederate Veterans sputtering in anger and proclaiming to all who would listen: “Memphis stabbed you all in the back.”
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • Colorado Dems rename annual ‘Jefferson Jackson Dinner’ after Obama: ‘Damn right’

    12/18/2017 11:40:54 PM PST · by Impy · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-18-2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Colorado Democrats have renamed their annual “Jefferson Jackson Dinner” the “Obama Dinner” to honor the legacy of the 44th president and his wife. Barack and Michelle Obama are the ones that the Colorado Democratic Party has been waiting for — to usurp a fundraising event named after the third and seventh U.S. presidents, respectively. Party spokesman Eric Walker had two words for critics of the decision: “Damn right.”
  • Charges dropped for 3 people accused of toppling Confederate monument in Durham

    11/10/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11.09.17 | staff reporter
    Durham, N.C. — Charges for three people who are accused of toppling a Confederate monument in downtown Durham have been dropped, according to their defense attorney. According to defense attorney Scott Holmes, charges were dropped against Aaron Alexander Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook, citing that probable cause exists, but there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On Aug. 14, a group of protesters tore the statue of a Confederate soldier down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with one woman dead and almost two dozen injured.
  • Austin mayor boycotting Veterans Day Parade where Confederate flags will fly

    11/09/2017 4:08:56 PM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced he will not participate in this year’s Veterans Day Parade, held Saturday on Congress Avenue, because some groups signed up to march will be carrying the Confederate flag. “Veterans Day should only be about honoring United States Military Veterans,” Adler said in a statement Thursday morning. “Symbols of racism, Civil War secession, and white supremacy should not be forgotten or erased, but they need to be remembered and studied in museums and classrooms not cheered and applauded in parades.”
  • Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says ‘Lack of Compromise’ Led to Civil War

    10/31/2017 8:17:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 206 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 31, 2017 | ALEX JOHNSON
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders saying in a televised interview on Monday night that "the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War." In the interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly about the decision by Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, to remove plaques honoring President George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate forces during the Civil War. "Well, history's history," said Kelly, whom President Donald Trump...
  • Fairfax Co. [VA] pleads for money to help fund J.E.B. Stuart $1M name change

    11/03/2017 4:13:16 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 3, 2017 5:10 am | Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest public school system in the D.C. region, is asking for financial donations to help cover the substantial costs associated with renaming J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Following a vote to rename the school last week, county officials set up a website, asking people to send in money. So far, the effort has generated more than $8,000. Officials said any donations will help with name-change expenses, which otherwise would need to be covered entirely by county taxpayers. The full cost of changing the school’s name is expected to be somewhere...
  • NC State school song criticized for including the word 'Dixie'

    11/02/2017 9:54:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 2, 2017 | Amber Wible
    North Carolina State University’s student body president recently penned an op-ed complaining about the “racial implications” of including the word “Dixie” in the school’s Alma Mater song. Jackie Gonzalez, who was elected student body president for the 2017-18 school year, begins her op-ed in The Technician by introducing her identity, explaining that she is writing as a both “a student leader and person of color at a predominately white institution.”
  • The Next Lost Cause

    11/01/2017 5:55:49 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    Why the slope from toppling Confederate monuments to shunning the Founders is so slippery. For conservatives who pay attention, the slippery slope isn’t a logical fallacy, but a way of life. In our gloomy predictions, we regularly understate how far society will begin kicking us down the slope once we start sliding. It would’ve been unthinkable for even the most pessimistic anti-divorce activist of half a century ago to predict that the majority of American children would be born illegitimately within a few decades. Anti-euthanasia activists never dared suggest that the Dutch would be so depraved as to begin drugging...
  • Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Civil War Controversy: You Cannot Erase History Just Because

    11/01/2017 6:57:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 10/31/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed questions from the media about White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s comments about the Civil War. When asked by reporters if the White House thought that the comments were “offensive,” Sanders replied ‘No.” “Because you don’t like history, doesn’t mean that you can erase it and pretend that it didn’t happen,” she said. “I think that’s the point that General Kelly was trying to make, and to try to create something and push a narrative that simply doesn’t exist is just, frankly, outrageous and absurd.” Kelly said in an interview with...
  • Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

    10/31/2017 11:50:55 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In these willfully ignorant, fiercely partisan times, let’s recall that we fought our bloodiest war to end human bondage. Almost three-quarters of a million Americans died in a complex struggle that began to right an inexcusable injustice. Now we’re re-fighting our Civil War with neo-Stalinist, fact-purging propaganda that makes cartoon villains of the dead. We rush to tear down statues of men we refuse to understand. We rob one group of citizens of their heritage to please another. And the president’s chief of staff cannot state facts about our history without triggering mob-rule outrage from those who could not even...