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Protests break out as second Confederate monument is ...

Taken down in late April, that monument's removal sparked death threats from Confederate sympathizers and white supremacists, leading the removal crews to don masks, helmets, and bulletproof ...

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Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument …

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Confederate Monuments Must Come Down | Courthouse News …

Sabrina Canfield / April 26, 2017. NEW ORLEANS (CN) — The Fifth Circuit and a federal judge ruled again Monday that New Orleans may remove four monuments to the Confederacy, and one monument came down, disassembled by workers wearing bulletproof vests. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a 38-page ruling the same day a three-judge panel ...

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Wearing bullet-proof vests, crews remove Confederate ...

While wearing bullet-proof vests, military helmets and face-obscuring garments, workers removed the first of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans Monday morning, April 24.

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Threats made to firehouses; union confirms firefighters ...

Nick Felton, New Orleans Fire Fighters Association president, said the union has concerns over firefighters who were seen wearing masks and bulletproof vests during the removal of the Confederate ...

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Remove a Confederate Statue? A Tennessee City Did This ...

As Confederate monuments across the South began to come down after a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., he wanted the 37-foot local statue, known as "Chip," gone, too.

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Empty Pedestals: What should be done with civic …

From Charlottesville, Va., to New Orleans, La., the removal of Confederate statues from public spaces and the debates over their removal are making national news. Numerous other Southern communities, large and small, are reconsidering the future of the Southern soldiers in marble and bronze that stand watch over their town squares and courthouses.

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Tensions high as another Confederate monument …

Confederate monument removal 02:23. ... Workers labored under the cover of darkness to remove the statue, wearing bulletproof vests, masks and dark …

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New Orleans Comes to a Boil on Confederate Statues ...

New Orleans Comes to a Boil on Confederate Statues. Under a clear, moonlit sky Wednesday night protesters on both sides of New Orleans' Confederate monument debate gathered around makeshift fences enclosing a statue of Jefferson Davis that was slated for imminent removal. Sabrina Canfield / May 11, 2017. (Photo by Sabrina Canfield, CNS)

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Our Opinion: Balancing our monuments | Editorial ...

1 As movements to remove Confederate statues from places of prominence on public property — often near town halls or courthouses — gathered steam over the last few years, some warned

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Black contractor braved threats in removing Confederate ...

He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Mr. Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: Lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted ia's capital city. There was angry opposition and fear for the safety of all involved.

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Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials - …

The removal of Confederate monuments and memorials is an ongoing process in the United States since the 1960s. Many municipalities in the United States have removed monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to the Confederate States of America (CSA; the Confederacy), and some, such as Silent Sam in North Carolina, have been torn down by protestors.

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Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond …

FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument …

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Removal of NC Confederate statues was will of the mob, not ...

15 Most North Carolinians didn't agree. They opposed removing the Silent Sam statue, which was on state property. That remains the prevailing national sentiment about the larger issue. In a 2020 ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 43% of respondents favored "removing statues honoring Confederate generals from public places."

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What's next after Confederate monument removal bill fails ...

Updated: 8:38 PM EST November 10, 2021. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Withdrawing the bill to remove a Confederate monument in Springfield Park isn't what Ben Frazier of …

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Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed ...

Workers wearing bulletproof vests and helmets have removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal before dawn in New Orleans. About 50 police kept watch on dozens of protesters backing and opposing its removal.

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Remove a Confederate Statue? A Tennessee City Did This ...

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city's public square, he felt the weight of slavery's long shadow. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from the local white high school.

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New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before ...

Also slated for removal are a bronze statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T Beauregard on horseback, completed in 1915, which sits atop a stone platform at the entrance to the city's largest park and museum of art; and a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Lee statue …

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Curry: 'It's unfortunate' City Council didn't make ...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said it's unfortunate that his legislation to remove a Confederate monument from Springfield Park was withdrawn by …

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City Council withdraws bill to remove Confederate monument ...

The Jacksonville City Council voted Nov. 9 to withdraw a bill that would have funded removal of The Tribute to the Women of the Confederacy monument in Springfield Park. The 12-6 vote to pull Ordinance 2021-0752 makes the future of the Confederate monument uncertain. Council member Reggie Gaffney made the motion to withdraw the bill.

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News From Around the South 10/19 to 10/26 - Southern ...

He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted ia's capital city. There was angry opposition, and fear for the safety of all involved.

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Confederate monument covered to prevent vandalism | Local ...

1 The Confederate monument in Hanover Square is under wraps — literally — to prevent what happened last year after a video showing the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery went public.

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Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials - Wikipedia

The removal of Confederate monuments and memorials is an ongoing process in the United States since the 1960s. Many municipalities in the United States have removed monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to the Confederate States of America (CSA; the Confederacy), and some, such as Silent Sam in North Carolina, have been torn down by protestors.

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A statue honoring the U.S. Colored Troops was unveiled ...

The efforts to raise the statue, led by a group of local pastors including Williamson and historian Eric Jacobson, began four years ago when White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, ia, for a rally opposing the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Americans were jolted by footage of fighting among White ...

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Confederate monument in Jacksonville: Council to discuss ...

16 Discussions on Confederate monument removal coming from both sides. The Northside Coalition, which has been at the forefront of protests demanding removal of the Confederate monument …

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Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials | …

Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials is an ongoing process in the United States since the 1960s. Many municipalities in the United States have removed monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to the Confederate States of America (CSA), and some, such as Silent Sam in North Carolina, have been torn down by protestors.

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