Removal of Confederate Statues in Memphis Stirs ‘Sense of Relief’

While much of Memphis welcomed the removal of the park statues, city leaders’ creative solution for getting rid of them incited anger and legal threats.

Confederate Statues in Memphis Being Removed After City Council Vote

The City Council voted Wednesday to sell two public parks to a private entity, allowing the city to skirt a state law barring the removal of the memorials.

The Grade Schoolers Have Spoken: Out With a Confederate Icon, In With Obama

A Mississippi elementary school named after Jefferson Davis will be renamed after its mostly black student body researched new options and held a vote.

Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and KATY RECKDAHL May 24, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — The debate over the removal of four Confederate-era monuments has stewed here for nearly two years, longer than the city was under Confederate control, and it has not abated...

New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard

By CHRISTOPHER MELE April 24, 2017 New Orleans on Monday began removing four monuments dedicated to the era of the Confederacy and its aftermath, capping a prolonged battle about the future of the memorials, which critics deemed symbols of racism and...