Plan to relocate Confederate statues in Lexington approved

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Fayette-Urban County Council Thursday approved a proposal to remove and relocate two Confederate statues from the position outside the Old Courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray announced the plan to relocate the statues of John C …

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In a surprise move, Lexington removes controversial Confederate statues

The city of Lexington carried out a surprise removal of two controversial Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived on Main Street and blocked …

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UNC’s Silent Sam could be relocated under bill filed by NC Democrats

The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into t The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into t Legislative bills filed by Democrats Tuesday would authorize UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt to relocate the Silent Sam Confederate monument.

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Orlando should offer FSU’s ‘racist’ founder a home

Francis Eppes is credited as a founder of FSU, but his status as a slave-owner has made the presence of a statue and building named after Eppes has drawn criticism in Tallahassee. Francis Eppes is credited as a founder of FSU, but his status as a slave-owner has made the presence of a statue and building named after Eppes has drawn criticism in Tallahassee.

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20 secret gardens and green spaces in Washington, D.C.

Sit back, relax, and soak up the sun in these 20 secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Washington, D.C. While some of these spaces aren’t really “secrets,” many of them are either lesser known or underrated. Ranging from the National Arboretum to the Marvin Gaye Park to the Theodore Roosevelt Island, you can expect to find peace and tranquility in each fairly remote space.

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Statue of Confederate officer Charles Didier Dreux vandalized in New Orleans

A monument to Charles Didier Dreux, the first Confederate field officer killed in the Civil War, had been vandalized Tuesday, May 1. in New Orleans. The monument, a bust of Dreux on a pedestal at South Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street, had a white cloth covering the figure’s head with red X’s over the eyes.

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Mayor in Kentucky city calls for removal of Confederate statues in light of Charlottesville violence

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The mayor of Lexington, Ky., says he’ll move to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse, citing the violence in neighboring Charlottesville, Va. Mayor Jim Gray said in a statement Saturday he will ask the …

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Protester says she defaced Confederate monument on campus Updated at

A protester has acknowledged throwing a mixture of red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. In an email sent to local news outlets, Maya Little says she defaced the “Silent Sam” statue Monday.

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Judge rules Confederate statues removal by Memphis is legal

The removal of three statues of Confederate leaders from public parks in Memphis, Tennessee, did not violate state law because they were on private property when they were torn down, a judge ruled Wednesday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle in Nashville said the move by Memphis to bring down the statues of Gen.

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Judge rules Confederate statues removal by Memphis is legal Source: AP

The removal of three statues of Confederate leaders from public parks in Memphis, Tennessee, did not violate state law because they were on private property when they were torn down, a judge ruled Wednesday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle in Nashville said the move by Memphis to bring down the statues of Gen.

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