Aug 16, 2017

Cities and states accelerate plans to remove Confederate monuments

Allen Breed / AP

"Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery," AP's Jesse Holland reports:

  • "Many local and state governments announced that they would remove statues and other imagery from public land, or consider doing so."
  • "All around the country, Republican and Democratic officials at the state and local levels moved swiftly to begin a process to remove the statues."
  • "A law professor and director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio [Jeffrey F. Addicott] called removal a 'slippery slope,' saying judging historical figures through a modern lens can be difficult."
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