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Confederate Monuments: Where Are They? What’s Happening to Them?

Did you think that all Confederate monuments were south of the Mason-Dixon line?  This map in the New York Times illustrates the extent of their distribution along with photos and text about their removal.

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The first woman to start a bank — a black woman — finally gets her due in the Confederacy’s capital

“Maggie L. Walker started a newspaper. She was the first country’s first woman to found a bank. She was a humanitarian, a teacher, an icon of her community in 1920s Richmond. She was also the daughter of a former slave….

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A Racism Harder than Stone

Longtime New Orleans’ resident and author, Michael Tisserand, supports Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s order to remove four prominent monuments portraying Confederate officials and generals ” as well as an obelisk celebrating the white militia that in 1874 rioted against integrated police…

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New Orleans begins to take down Confederate statues

Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.

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