More states challenging Confederate monuments, references

Rebecca Barbier
Agosto 17, 2017

Films and pictures on social media show the statues being removed from their plinths.

"It's done", she told the publication Wednesday morning. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. Pugh said she spoke with the City Council on Monday and expressed the need to move quickly and quietly to get it done, given the climate of the nation.

The statues have been removed almost a year after a mayoral commission recommended taking down the public commemorations to Taney at Mount Vernon Place and to Lee and Jackson, who were depicted together on horseback in a monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

"Effective immediately, the Monument Avenue Commission will include an examination of the removal and/or relocation of some or all of the confederate statues", Stoney said in a statement reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

'I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members joined together in a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the Lee statue.

The former president of the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy says she thinks Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has made a mistake by taking down Confederate monuments.

A memorial service was held in Charlottesville on Wednesday for Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who was killed when a man suspected of being a white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday.

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners voted in July to remove the Memoria In Aeterna monument, which honors Confederate soldiers, from a county courthouse.

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Hoeven said. "I appreciate the Department of Justice's help and I'll continue to work to secure additional reimbursement". He added, "That's why we worked so hard to bring this funding to the state and relieve some of this burden".

Officials in the city of Franklin announced Wednesday evening that the monument is located within the right of way of Dixie Highway. "Lexington was one of America's largest slave markets", Mayor Jim Gray said.

Democracies are easily flummoxed by all three kinds of argument, rarely coming to agreement about whom we should honor, what is lovely and what the past means.

Cooper said in a written statement and video Tuesday that the Charlottesville violence influenced his decision to call for relocating Confederate monuments on state property to museums or historic sites and for repealing the law that requires permission from the N.C. Historical Commission to remove, relocate or alter state-owned monuments or memorials. "Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states' rights".

This is precisely why it is important for everyday people, most of whom try to be decent as well, to remember Lee-not as a hero, but as a man who devoted himself to the wrong ideals and, whatever sort of individual he may have been, found himself on the wrong side of one of the most decisive and morally laden moments in history. "We can not continue to glorify a war against the United States of America fought in the defense of slavery".

The removal of four monuments from public spaces in New Orleans stunned historians who thought, after six years of debate, that the day would never come.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Tuesday called for the formation of a task force to determine the fate of Confederate statues in city parks during the next 90 days, including the Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park and the Confederate War Memorial in downtown Dallas, CNN affiliate KTVT reported.

Across the country, 718 Confederate monuments and statues remain, with almost 300 of them in Georgia, Virginia or North Carolina, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The presence of the monuments became contentious after white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June, 2015.

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