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  • Even Frederick Douglass: The Latest Toppled Statue Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the Left

    07/06/2020 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/06/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    Protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd infamously devolved into riots and looting that destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and even black monuments. The iconoclastic vandals who began by toppling Confederate monuments moved on to defacing statues of America’s Founders, Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi, and even a monument to the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the first black volunteers to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Yet one of the most grotesque acts of vandalism came on Sunday when vandals toppled a statue of former slave Frederick Douglass in Rochester, N.Y. Vandals somehow removed the Douglass statue...
  • Button from Gen. Robert E. Lee coat found in time capsule under North Carolina Confederate monument

    07/06/2020 3:41:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 7/04/20
    RALEIGH, N.C. - A button that experts believe was from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s dress coat and a strand of hair from his horse are among the items found inside a time capsule discovered at the base of a Confederate monument, according to the State Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The capsule was placed in the base of the monument in 1894, according to the State Archives. The monument was dedicated a year later. Also among the discoveries reported by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources were Confederate money, song books and flags and a stone...
  • Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

    07/05/2020 12:29:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 05 2020 | Steve Gorman
    A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism. Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black - many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves - quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park. Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to...
  • Protestor Topples 10 Commandments Monument, Drags it Down Street With Pickup

    07/01/2020 1:06:24 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 112 replies
    Montana Daily Gazette ^ | 07/01/2020 | Montana Daily Gazette
    Although Montana’s leftwingers claim that anti-police protests around the Big Sky State are peaceful and that citizens being on guard for potential lawlessness amounts to “intimidation,” it appears that there is indeed an ugly side to the activists. They just pulled down a monument to the Ten Commandments, chained it to a pickup, and drove off with it being dragged down the street. Flathead 411 posted a video (credit: Dusty Jones) of workers placing the monument, abandoned in the middle of the street across the yellow line, into a skid steer bucket to be transported out of the way of...
  • Crews removing Confederate monument in NC unearth a time capsule buried for 125 years

    06/30/2020 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    News Observer ^ | 6/29/20 | Jonas Pope IV
    For several days last week, workers dismantled the 75-foot Confederate statue that has stood on the state Capitol grounds for 125 years. Monday, as crews removed the base to finish the job, they unearthed a time capsule of sorts underneath the rubble. The capsule was placed there when the monument was erected in 1894, said Michele Walker, public information officer for the N.C. Department of Cultural and Resources, in an interview with The News & Observer. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the statue’s removal, along with the removal of two other Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds. The governor cited public safety...
  • Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

    06/26/2020 8:04:57 AM PDT · by GJones2 · 20 replies
    WJLA ^ | June 22, 2020 | Courtney Pomeroy and Sam Ford
    "Some want D.C.'s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it."
  • WWII monument in Charlotte defaced with hammer and sickle

    06/23/2020 9:05:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Bradford Betz
    A World War II memorial in North Carolina’s largest city was reportedly defaced over the weekend with a hammer and sickle. The 20-foot-tall memorial, located at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte, contains the names of more than 500 county residents who died fighting in WWII, WBTV reported. Somewhere between Sunday evening and Monday morning, it was defaced with references to communism, including a hammer and sickle and the words: “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986.” The phrase is a reference to a prison massacre in Peru, in which some 224 people were killed by the military after a...
  • Rioter critically injured after statue falls on his head

    06/10/2020 7:01:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 10, 2020 | Breaking911
    Protester critically injured after toppled Confederate statue landed on his head in Portsmouth, Virginia “We could see that his skull was actually showing..”
  • Rioters deface monument honoring all-black regiment of Union Civil War soldiers

    06/08/2020 5:10:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    disrn ^ | Jun 6th, 2020 | Peter Heck
    Exactly 123 years to the day that it was dedicated, the Shaw Memorial, a monument honoring the first all-volunteer black regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, was defaced by rioters demanding justice for African-Americans. On May 31, 1897, the monument was erected on Boston Commons to honor the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who bravely attacked Confederate forces at Fort Wagner. One of the soldiers, Sgt. William Harvey Carney carried the American flag throughout the battle, never dropping it despite being shot 7 times. Carney was the first black American to win the Congressional...

    12/12/2019 9:51:14 PM PST · by Hostage · 37 replies
    Original Source ^ | December 12, 2019 | Hostage
    Time to start thinking of making a website to run a competition for monument design to honor President Donald Trump. One might think it's best to wait until he's in his 2nd term (which is practically a given) but the discussion needs to start seriously now because he's already done more in 3 years than the past 4 presidents combined. He's risked his life dozens of times, put his fortune and family at risk, sacrificed himself for his country, and never once stopped working harder than any President of our lifetime. He has definitely set a new high to the...

    09/21/2019 1:11:42 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Crazy Horse Memorial ^ | 16-23 September 2019 | Brooke Jarvis
    Link only for the related New Yorker article, excerpt not allowed.
  • 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...
  • For Apollo 11's Anniversary, The Washington Monument Becomes A Rocket

    07/17/2019 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    One small holograph for man. One giant holograph for the Washington Monument. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a life-size projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Saturn V rocket is now iconic for carrying the Apollo 11 crew to the moon in 1969. The projection-mapping-artwork will occupy 363 of the Monument's 555 vertical feet. On Friday and Saturday, the semi-centennial show will switch to a 17-minute film that recreates the Apollo 11 launch.
  • Trump Creates First National Monument Celebrating African-American Civil War Soldiers

    10/30/2018 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Jeff Dunetz
    President Trump used his executive powers to designate Camp Nelson as a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War. Camp Nelson is the first national monument designation under President Trump. Established as a Union supply depot and hospital during the Civil War, Camp Nelson became a recruitment and training center for African American soldiers and a refugee camp for their wives and children. Thousands of slaves risked their lives escaping to this site with the hope of securing their freedom and, ultimately, controlling their futures by aiding in...
  • 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...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • Texas Town Crowdfunds Rebuilding Effort for Damaged Veterans Memorial (Brownwood, TX)

    05/26/2018 7:07:23 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2018 | Merrill Hope
    A western central Texas community jumped in to help an area veterans group raise funds to restore a war memorial that mysteriously sustained thousands of dollars of damage in the past week. Breitbart Texas reported that four of 12 commemorative granite tablets, part of a larger memorial, were found in pieces on Sunday by Harold Stieber, president of the Central Texas Veterans Memorial Committee. He estimated the replacement tablets could cost more than $40,000. The Central Texas Veterans Memorial recognizes all U.S. war veterans in a dozen stone structures and 14 plaques but specifically pays homage to the 259 locals who...
  • Buffalo Soldier monument in Audubon Park vandalized

    05/02/2018 11:29:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 5/2/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    A plaque in Audubon Park honoring the Buffalo Soldiers was vandalized Wednesday morning (May 2), the day after a Mid-City statue commemorating Charles Didier Dreux, who was the first Confederate field officer killed in the Civil War, was defaced. The Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries, led mostly by white officers, who are best known for fighting in military campaigns against Native American tribes in the late 1800s. The Audubon Park plaque reads, "The name "Buffalo Soldiers" was given to them by the Plains Indians. They gained respect from the Indians because of their fighting spirit, stamina, courage, and the similarity...
  • Armenian genocide monument to be erected in Geneva

    03/27/2018 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | 27 Mar 2018, 09:00 | ANF GENEVA
    Geneva Canton Court has approved the building of an Armenian Genocide Monument. The monument will be opened on the 103rd anniversary of the genocide. The Geneva Canton Court has said the final word on the discussions on the monument the public wanted to erect in Geneva for years to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide, but were prevented by Turkey’s diplomatic pressure. The court ruled that the appeals to prevent the building of the monument are baseless and that the monument can be erected inside the Trembley Park in Geneva. The monument project prepared by Parisian Armenian Melik Ohanyan...
  • Only Confederate monument in Massachusetts to be removed

    10/04/2017 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2017
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ lone Confederate memorial will be removed after Columbus Day weekend. The Boston Globe reports that the memorial will be removed from Georges Island and temporarily placed in storage at the Massachusetts Archives. Thirteen Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren during the Civil War are commemorated on the headstone.