Former Virginia governor weighs in on Confederate monuments
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Former Virginia governor weighs in on Confederate monuments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation’s first elected black governor says improving education is more important than spending tax money to remove Confederate monuments. Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder said during an interview on C-SPAN Thursday his election in 1989 showed how Virginia had changed. He said the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

Rally sparks reflection on race, equality in Charlottesville
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Rally sparks reflection on race, equality in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist rally that turned violent has forced Charlottesville residents to confront the ugly realities of racism, bigotry and inequality lurking beneath the charming veneer of their progressive college town. In the weeks since the rally, where a woman protesting was hit by a car and killed, anger has erupted … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
Campus Life / Education / National / Politics / Virginia

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans
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The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the removal of Confederate-related monuments from New Orleans (all times local): 6 p.m. Workers in New Orleans have removed the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures — a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The statue was lifted from its pedestal early Friday evening, capping a day … Continue reading

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Confederate flag group pulls request for parade on MLK Day

A pro-Confederate flag group has withdrawn its request to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lexington. Media outlets report Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers sent an email to Lexington officials saying his organization requested the permit for a parade on Jan. 16 only in an effort to swap permits with an … Continue reading

Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month
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Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, but without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website (http://bit.ly/1VHPTv9 ) but not to the governor’s site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have either removed the Confederate battle … Continue reading