Tag: Confederacy

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed

City of Montgomery, Alabama Faces $25,000 State Fine for Changing Street Named After a Confederate Leader

Despite a state law designed to “protect” longstanding Confederate monuments and memorials, the city of Montgomery, Alabama, has decided that it would rather incur a fine than continue going on with a city street named after President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, Jefferson Davis. Kim Chandler of…

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Former Virginia Mansion of Robert E. Lee Reopens With a Focus on the Enslaved Lives Who Once Lived There

When the historic Washington D.C. landmark Arlington House closed in 2018 for refurbishment, no one could have guessed it would be three full years before it welcomed its next group of visitors. When the National Park Service finally reopened those doors to the public on Tuesday, June 8, it wasn’t…

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Latinx Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Romo Named To Commission Removing Confederate Names and Symbols From Military Bases

In his role as the leader of a national veterans’ civil rights group created to help protect Mexican Americans from discrimination, Lawrence Romo has a long history of fighting for diversity and inclusion. And now the Latinx civil rights leader will take his considerable skills and knowledge to Washington D.C….

Archived: Mississippi Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

39-year-old Carlos Moore, an attorney from Mississippi, is suing Gov. Phil Bryant over the state’s controversial flag, which contains a Confederate battle emblem. Related Story: Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly over Mississippi According to Moore, while he can deal with the flag’s consequences, he doesn’t want his daughter, who…

Archived: Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Mississippi House and Senate bills that would change the state’s current flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag, all died this past Tuesday due to not having enough support. Various proposals on file included taking submissions for flag ideas from colleges and universities, reinstating the previous Magnolia Tree flag and…