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One year after the first white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Confederate statues are still coming down around the country.

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Data: Southern Poverty Law Center; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

The big picture: After last year's rally, which resulted in one woman's death and scores injured, cities around the country were confronted with demands to rid Confederate monuments and symbols. And a year later, the wave continues as the same rally returns to the nation's capital.

Where things stand

A Nashville judge ruled in May that the removal of three Memphis statues last year was legal.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week that two statues honoring John B. Castleman and George D. Prentice would be removed by the end of the year.

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The other side:

Some are calling for Austin, Texas, to change its name as it represents Stephen F. Austin, a defender of slavery.

The state leading the way in statue removal is Texas, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The project director for the confederate statue project, Heidi Beirich told CNN that's thanks to the people: "It's a community push to have conversations about race... It's a little bit more of a groundswell."

Yes, but: Two statues in Charlottesville of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are still standing.

  • Seven states have laws in place to prevent such removals, per ABC News: Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.

Go deeper, with a look at the preparations ahead of this weekend's "Unite the Right" rally.

Go deeper

Battle for the soul of a new web

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A well-funded and intensely motivated chunk of tech's hive mind is finding common cause in a vast new project: rebuilding the web on a foundation of cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. They call it "Web3."

The big picture: Developers, investors and early adopters imagine a future in which the technologies that enable Bitcoin and Ethereum will break up the concentrated power today's tech giants wield and usher in a golden age of individual empowerment and entrepreneurial freedom.

First look: Biden summons top CEOs on supply chain

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Biden will meet Monday afternoon with CEOs of big retailers, grocers and consumer-products firms to send this message, according to the White House: Products will be on shelves for holiday shopping.

Zoom out: Black Friday sales rebounded from 2020.

Thanksgiving box office shows theaters have long road to recovery

Photo of Disney's "Encanto;" Credit: Disney

Box office ticket sales over the Thanksgiving holiday show that consumer confidence in moviegoing is slowly improving, but not enough to bring the struggling theater industry back to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon, if ever.

Why it matters: "We may have to temper expectations a bit" for next year, said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.