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Bulldozing Monuments and the War on American History

On December 17, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate statues from the city, using obscure “nuisance” laws to strip these over 100-year-old historic monuments from their places of honor.

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Statue of Jefferson Davis Banished from Prominent Display on UT Campus

On August 30 the University of Texas (UT) removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal in front of the school’s famous clock tower, banishing it to 18 months out of the public eye before it will be placed in a less-prominent history collection indoors.

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UT Confederate Statue Move Delayed Pending Judicial Review

The University of Texas at Austin announced a delay in moving statues commemorating the president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson because of court filings in state district court.

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Former Confederate Capital Voting to Ban Confederate Flag

Danville, Virginia, was the capital of the Confederacy for eight days in April 1865, a fact Danville residents may put behind them on August 6 when the City Council convenes to consider banning Confederate flags from all of its city-owned flagpoles.

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Hundreds Rally to Support Confederate Flag at Stone Mountain Memorial

On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag. It is interesting to note that the location for this rally. Stone Mountain itself has been targeted in the anti-Confederate hysteria that began sweeping the certain parts of the country following the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June.

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NAACP: Remove Confederate Flag from Alabama Troopers’ Cars, Uniforms

On June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery. On July 13, the Huntsville, Alabama, chapter of the NAACP said the Confederate battle flag worn by every Alabama state trooper and emblazoned on every trooper’s vehicle needs to go away, as well.

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CA Bill Could Strip All Confederate Names, Including Fort Bragg

In the wake of the anti-Confederate hysteria that swept the country following the heinous June 17 attack on a black church in Charleston that killed 9, California state senator Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) has put forward a bill to ban the use of Confederate names for “schools, buildings and other public facilities.”

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The Confederate Flag and a Proxy War on History

On June 17, reports emerged that Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Roof obtained his gun “legally,” so calls for gun control have largely fallen on deaf ears. But a photo of Roof posing with a Confederate battle flag has managed to become the impetus for a cause célèbre to banish the Confederate battle flag from public view.

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Matt Bevin: Remove Jefferson Davis Statue from Kentucky Capitol

After praising South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) for supporting the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol, GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin called for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol.