Confederate monuments burst into public consciousness in 2015 when a shooting at a historically Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The historic Robert E. Lee confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia is finally coming down after Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans for its removal back in June 2020. The Virginia State Supreme Court gave the city permission to start the multi-day process, which should be completed before the end of the week.
Silent Sam, the Confederate statue on the University of North Carolina's main campus that was toppled by protesters in August, will find a new, permanent home elsewhere on the school's sprawling grounds in Chapel Hill, university officials recommended.
Ku Klux Klan members rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia against plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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