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.

The civil rights icon and school desegregationist will be honored with a statue in the US Capitol, which will replace a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.


The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Texas over the removal of Confederate statues.

Two Confederate statues of former President Jefferson Davis and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest were removed overnight in Memphis.


White House chief of staff John Kelly chalked up the origin of the American Civil War to a "lack of an ability to compromise" and ignored slavery in racist remarks Monday.

White nationalist Richard Spencer led a rally of about 50 people around a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Los Angeles City Council voted to replace Columbus Day with a celebration of  indigenous, aboriginal and native people.


Spencer warned former Democratic Rep. LaDawn Jones that trying to remove confederate symbols could make her “go missing.”

Baltimore removed four Confederate statues overnight after the deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Catherine Pugh was concerned about public safety.