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Virginia’s state capitol removes busts and statue honouring Confederate leaders

A US state has removed from its capitol building the busts and a statue honouring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of...

School named after Confederate general is now rebranded for John Lewis

A US state’s largest school system is removing the name of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from one of its high schools in favour...

Armed protesters call for removal of giant Confederate carving

A large group of armed protesters marched through the US state of Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to...

Vote looms on last state flag with Confederate emblem

Mississippi legislators could vote as early as Saturday on the future of the last state flag in the US that includes the Confederate battle...

Confederate obelisk removed from Georgia square amid cheers

A Confederate monument that had stood in the town square of a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, for more than a century has been removed. Hundreds...

Why are the United States’ confederate statues so controversial?

The United States endured some of the most turbulent days in its recent history following the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on...

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