Confederate statues

The Charlottesville City Council has decided on the fate of a recently demounted statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, choosing to melt it down and have a local African-American history museum create something more reflective of the city's diversity with its remains.

A crowd erupted in cheers and song Wednesday as workers hoisted one of the nation’s largest Confederate monuments off a pedestal where the figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century.

Statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson have officially been taken down in Charlottesville today (July 10) following an attempt four years that was thwarted by white supremacists and Neo-Nazis leading the 'Unite the Right' rally.

One woman residing in Florence, Alabama, had her efforts to rid the city's courthouse of a Confederate-inspired marble statue called Eternal Vigil refused with little to no fanfare.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive proposals to make it easier to […]

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has compared people who protest for the removal of Confederate statues to the self-described Islamic State terror network ISIS. On Tuesday’s episode of “The Ingraham Angle,” she criticized the “movement, particularly among the young, to hate the past and eradicate anything they find objectionable or troubling.” Over the summer a […]

Sunday night, John Oliver spent nearly half of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” using humor to detail the history behind America’s Confederate monuments and explaining why they need to be removed. The segment comes as white nationalists returned to Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend to protest the removal of a Confederate monument. Their first […]

The Alt-Right troll and his racist followers are back in Virginia protesting the removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee.

Stacy Abrams, the candidate for Governor of Georgia, is calling for the removal of the Confederate carvings on Stone Mountain. The statue depicts Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis as heroes of the Confederacy. “I have traveled the state of Georgia and the reality is that Georgia is much more complex. These Confederate monuments […]

08/18/17- President Tiny Fingers tweeted his disgust about the removal of the Confederate statues yesterday. No surprise there! Atlanta knocked down a statue that they believed stood for hatred and racism when really they were knocking down Dwight Howard! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of sight, but still online, Trump tweeted his […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a few words of advice for leaders in other cities who might want to get rid of Confederate monuments: “Do it quietly and quickly.” On Tuesday Pugh ordered four statues in Baltimore removed under the cover of night. In the morning, city residents awoke to empty marble […]