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Nov 05 2020
The Confederacy Is Dead
It has become fashionable in some circles to liken the Republican Party to the Southern Confederacy—the same Confederacy created out of the throes of sectionalism and secession to preserve racial slavery, and the same Confederacy that in 1861 inaugurated violent civil war against the lawful government of the United States. Recent essays in Rolling Stone and the New York Review of Books haveCity Journal
May 17 2016
Donald Trump, president of the Confederacy
A decades-long pattern of racists appeals has left the Republican Party with no one but the racists.Salon
Jun 25 2015
OPINION: The Confederacy's legacy: Should any of it stand?
The Confederacy's toxic spirit still casts a long shadow over the American South.CNN (Online News)
Mar 24 2023
Virginia Army base renamed in honor of Native American war hero; first of 9 Army bases to drop Confederate name
An Army base in Blackstone, Virginia, officially changed its name from "Fort Pickett" to "Fort Barfoot" Friday in honor of Col. Van Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Earlier this year, the Pentagon began the process of renaming nine Army bases, and hundreds of other items, which had names honoring the Confederacy. The decision to do so was handed down by the Naming Commission,CBS News (Online)
Aug 17 2017
Trump defends monuments to pro-slavery Confederacy, inflames tensions
President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and refusing to let go of a controversy that has inflamed U.S. racial tensions and threatens to further derail his policy agenda.Reuters
Jul 24 2020
GOP rep. introduces resolution demanding the Democratic Party change its name or be barred from the House over past support for slavery and Confederacy
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a House resolution Thursday demanding that the Democratic Party change its name or be "barred from participation in the House of Representatives" due to its past public support of slavery and the Confederacy.
"That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur," Gohmert added tongue-in-cheek.
Jan 18 2023
On eve of 'Confederate Heroes Day,' Houston lawmaker launches third attempt to end it
On Thursday, the state of Texas celebrates 'Confederate Heroes Day,' as it does each year on Jan. 19 — the birthday of former Confederate commander Robert Lee. The holiday was created to honor Lee, as well as former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It was started in 1973, consolidating separate holidays that had existed previously to celebrate Davis and Lee. Since then, defenders of theHouston Chronicle
Dec 12 2022
Richmond removes its last Confederate monument
Workers in Richmond, Virginia removed the last city-owned Confederate statue from its pedestal on Monday morning.
Why it matters: The moment marks the close of a two-year effort to remove memorials to the Confederacy in its former capital. City and state leaders had long resisted calls to take down Confederate iconography.
What’s happening: A crane lifted a statue of ConfederateAxios
Sep 03 2022
Jim Crow lives again: Florida and Mississippi turn back the clock on voting rights
Some 130 years ago, white lawmakers gathered in Jackson, Tallahassee, Richmond and other state capitals across the former Confederacy and rewrote their state constitutions to enshrine white supremacy.
Over the last week, Mississippi and Florida have offered modern-day examples of Jim Crow-era voter suppression that endures to this day — enacted by state legislatures, enabled bySalon
Jun 21 2022
“A year after President Joe Biden signed legislation making June 19 the nation’s 12th federal holiday, people across the U.S. gathered at events filled with music, food and fireworks… Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to order freedom for the enslaved people of the state — two months after the Confederacy hadThe Flip Side