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The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s installment of our look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Alabama. “A set of bills pre-filed for the Alabama Legislature’s upcoming session would end two holidays honoring Confederate leaders and add holidays for Juneteenth and Election Day. The four bills were all pre-filed by Rep. Chris […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Manatee County, Florida. “Manatee County officials will table a discussion scheduled for Tuesday over plans to resurrect a controversial monument honoring confederate soldiers. The postponement will give commissioners an opportunity to consider alternative locations for the monument. Although options […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

This week, we begin with this article from Austin, Texas. “Two days after the country celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, state Rep. Jarvis Johnson, D-Houston, stood inside the state Capitol and reminded those in attendance that Texas would soon celebrate a holiday honoring the Confederacy. Johnson was angry. In the same week when the […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week with this article from Smithsonian Magazine. “Sometime in the spring of 1893,Cassie Kirby Smith contacted Alexander Darnes, one of Florida’s first formally trained Black doctors. She shared news of a memorial honoring her recently deceased husband, Edmund Kirby Smith, a former Confederate general and professor at the University of the South. […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Tennessee. “A Tennessee city is suing a state agency in an effort to change the name of streets in a subdivision named after notable members of the Confederacy. The city of Forest Hills is snuggled between two of Davidson County’s more […]

Tonight

This evening, during a Monday Night Football game, Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin tackled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, got up from the turf, and immediately collapsed. EMTs performed CPR on him for 9 minutes and he was taken to the hospital where he is currently intubated and in critical condition. If you are a […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

The nationwide retreat of confederate heritage continues. We begin with this article from the nation’s capital. “President Biden signed a bill on Tuesday that removes the bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the court’s Dred Scott decision, from the Capitol Building. The bill, which passed the House and Senate by voice vote […]

Some States Pursuing Reparations

Movements in California and New York, especially in California, are pursuing reparations for oppression suffered by African Americans. The California movement is far in advance of New York, where the movement is still looking for legislative support. Let’s begin by looking at this article about California. “A new report by a California state task force […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

This week saw more confederate heritage losing across the nation. We begin with this story from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. “The United States Military Academy at West Point will start removing Confederate symbols from its campus, including taking down a portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee dressed in his […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with the biggest news and this article from Richmond, VA. “Crews in Richmond, Va., removed the city’s last publicly owned Confederate memorial on Monday, completing a process initiated in 2020 to take down statues that critics say glorify the Confederacy. Workers operating cranes […]