Sunday, August 20, 2017

Confederate States of America

In this June 24, 2015 file photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, second from left, president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moved to the halls of Congress. Pelosi ...
This July 8, 2017 photo shows members of the KKK escorted by police past a large group of protesters during a KKK rally in Charlottesville, Va.

BY JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union. ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a Mississippi state flag is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state’s Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to ...
This undated photo provided by the Library of Congress, shows Lyon Gardiner Tyler, who is credited with writing a decades-old "Confederate Catechism" that lays out core beliefs of some Southern heritage groups.

BY JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes it seems like the impassioned people who want to preserve Confederate monuments across the South are reading a different history book than the rest of the nation. In fact, they are. A ...
Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument Monday, April 24, 2017, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BY JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement ...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev speaks in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag’s display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex. The National ...
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler speaks during an event celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

BY JEFFREY COLLINS COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered Monday at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a ...
florida's ordinance of secession document

January 3, 1861: “Gentlemen of the Convention: We meet together under no ordinary circumstances.  The rapid spread of Northern fanaticism has endangered our liberties and institutions, and the election of Abraham Lincoln, a wily abolitionist, to the Presidency of the ...

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi removed the state flag on its Oxford campus Monday morning because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which some see as a painful reminder of slavery and ...
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