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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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 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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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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How did Confederate statues end up in Cheapside decades after Civil War?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – After hearing impassioned arguments from both sides, Lexington leaders decided it’s time to relocate two Confederate statues that have sat on the lawn of Fayette County’s old courthouse lawn for more than a century. While it’s …

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Confederate statues came down months ago. Why haven’t they been moved to new home?

What happened to John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge? The statues of Hunt Morgan, a a former Confederate general, and Breckinridge, the last Confederate Secretary of War and former U.S. Vice President, were removed from the lawn of the former Fayette …

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Police prepare for protests at controversial Fort Myers statue Tuesday

The debate over a confederate statue in downtown Fort Myers is going to get more heated, as protesters of the statue plan on making their opinion known on Tuesday. The statue in downtown Fort Myers/WINK News The two sides involved are far from reaching a …

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