Confederate statues in jeopardy as Mississippi counties ...

Several White men, some armed and some wearing bulletproof vests, stood alongside a Black protester carrying an assault rifle. ... When asked about the removal of Confederate statues…

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Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue ...

In New Orleans, contractors involved in the removal of the city's Confederate monuments in 2017 faced threats. They often wore bulletproof vests, helmets and …

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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 ...

Change came to Richmond's historic Monument Avenue this summer at whiplash speed when the city's mayor ordered Confederate statues' removal. ... bulletproof vest. ... statue Confederate ...

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Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

The killer, Dylann Roof, was an avowed racist who brandished Confederate battle flags in photos. The slayings re-charged the debate over whether Confederate emblems represent racism or an honorable heritage. Davis' statue was the second of four monuments to the Confederate era that the City Council, at Landrieu's behest, voted 6-1 to take down.

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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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Crews remove statue of Jefferson Davis from New Orleans

Workers wearing masks, bulletproof vests and helmets removed a statue of Jefferson Davis from New Orleans early Thursday morning Davis' such statue is the second Confederate monument to be taken ...

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Confederate statues removed in Charlottesville — four ...

Officials in Charlottesville, Va. removed statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on Saturday – and followed up with a lightning-fast toppling of a third ...

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Confederate statue protest in MS turns tense after militia ...

GULFPORT — A protest around a Confederate monument in Harrison County turned tense Thursday night after a militia group wearing bulletproof …

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Workers don bulletproof vests while taking down New ...

The statue was erected in 1891 to honor the 16 members of the Crescent City White League, a group of all-white, mostly Confederate veterans, who died during an insurrection against the racially-integrated New Orleans Metropolitan police force.Thirteen police and state militia and six bystanders were also killed. City workers who took the monument down were seen "wearing bulletproof vests ...

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Black contractor braved threats in removing Confederate ...

The statues are gone, but their enormous pedestals remain in place. Some U.S. cities have paid more, like New Orleans, where it cost more than $2.1 million to remove four monuments. Others, like Baltimore, have paid far less. That city paid under $20,000 for four statues, according to one newspaper report.

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Removal of Confederate statues raises tensions in New ...

The removal sparked protests, including a violent clash near the statue of Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederacy. Behind the fight to remove Confederate statues …

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The Battle Over Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

The New Orleans City Council voted to remove the monuments in the wake of Dylann Roof's murderous assault on the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, in June of 2015—an act he tied to the Confederate cause.

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Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Workers remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on July 1, 2020. Steve Helber / …

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Confederate monument staying after City Council withdraws ...

1 The removal of the Confederate soldier statue from Hemming Park, now called James Weldon Johnson Park, leaves two structures that have Confederate links: the …

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Confederate statue of Jefferson Davis removed in New ...

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 …

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Carlucci pushes for tabling vote to remove Confederate ...

2 That also includes the removal of the confederate monument in Springfield park. Carlucci expressed how he wants the city council to set aside voting 'yes' or 'no' to March of 2022.

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Council votes to withdraw a bill to remove the Springfield ...

RELATED: Confederate monument removal fails in third Jacksonville City Council committee The $1.3 million dollars proposed to remove the monument requires council approval because it's above the ...

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Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Workers wearing masks and bullet proof vests take a break as they prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert …

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Statue of Confederate commander Robert E. Lee removed in ...

A statue of Confederate commander Robert E. Lee was removed from its base in Richmond, ia's capital, early on Wednesday after a yearlong legal battle over a monument that has been the focus ...

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Confederate Monuments: Past, Present, and Future | Art ...

In Richmond, ia, a former capital of the Confederacy, Monument Avenue, home to five massive memorials to Confederate dead, has long been a site of contention. After protesters tore the statue of Jefferson Davis from its pedestal on June 10, Governor Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the remaining four statues.

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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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City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans ...

A statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to New Orleans City Park. A last-ditch effort to block the removal Police watch over demonstrators both for and against the removal of confederate era statues, as city workers prepare to remove the Demonstrators who supports keeping Confederate era monuments hold flags before the Jefferson Davis statue was …

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

Remove a Confederate Statue? A Tennessee City Did This Instead. 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. Mr. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville.

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New Orleans Removes Statue of Confederate General …

The statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard is prepared for removal in New Orleans on Tuesday night. Scott Threlkeld / AP. The City Council voted 6-1 in 2015 to remove the monuments after a ...

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Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue

Confederate monument removals have provoked high tensions elsewhere in the U.S. In New Orleans, contractors involved in the removal of the city's Confederate monuments in 2017 faced threats. They often wore bulletproof vests, helmets and face coverings to shield their identities as the work took place, sometimes in the overnight hours.

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Raucous Crowd Removed From Council Meeting Over Removal of ...

1 A Confederate monument previously located near Jacksonville's City Hall building is pictured in 2017. A proposal to remove a similar monument in the city's Springfield Park has been temporarily ...

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