Confederate Monuments

Confederate Monuments Coming Down Around South Amid Protests

Courtesy: AP News/ Jay Reeves BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Confederate monuments are once again coming down in the South. Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in at least three states amid continuing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. In Alabama, crews working overnight took down a huge stone monument in a…

Southern Poverty Law Center Protest in Atlanta

On Super Bowl Sunday, but not over players "taking a knee"

Part of the Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. The Confederate flag is one of four around the monument that were taken down by Governor Robert Bentley in 2015.      The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center it helping organize a protest in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. It will take place in Piedmont Park at Noon.      It is…

The War on Confederacy (Monuments)

  One of the statues surrounding the Confederate Memorial at the Alabama Capitol Building before Governor Robert Bentley had the flags removed. By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate…

In Case You Missed It: 60 Minutes Story on Confederate Monuments

What should happen to those taken down?

Workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)   New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: Really what these monuments were, were a lie. Anderson Cooper: A lie in what sense? Mitch Landrieu: Well, in the sense…

Ivey Campaign Ad Praises Confederate Monument Law

Gov. Kay Ivey is airing a campaign ad praising a law she signed that prohibits taking down Confederate monuments. In the 30-second ad, the camera pans around a Confederate memorial outside the state capitol building. Ivey says that when “special interests” wanted to tear down monuments, she signed a law to protect them because “we can’t change or erase our…

Ala. ranks 7th for Confederate Monuments

SPLC surveys the states and finds a thousand + monuments and symbols.

The Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. Governor Bentley removed Confederate Battle Flags from the monument last year. Below is the cornerstone. The Montgomery headquartered Southern Poverty Law Center has surveyed confederate monuments and symbols in public places, and ranked the states based on the number found in each. The results? Alabama is 7th, with 107. The rest of…

Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Removal of Monuments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has passed a bill that would restrict cities and counties from removing historical monuments, including Confederate ones, from public property. Al.com reports that the Alabama Heritage Preservation Act passed despite several Democratic senators calling it an intrusion on local government authority. The bill, which is headed to the House, would prohibit the removal,…