Florida board renames schools honoring Confederate leaders

A Florida school board has voted to rename six schools named for Confederate leaders, but will keep three others named for a French colonizer and a U.S. president who supported slavery and forced Native Americans to move west along the Trail of Tears. Following a months-long debate, the Duval County School Board decided on the […]

Some want Dolly Parton statues instead of Confederate monuments

Confederate memorials in Tennessee should be replaced by statues of Dolly Parton, a new petition suggests. The Change.org petition¬†started by Alex Parsons says “Tennessee is littered with statues memorializing confederate officers.” “History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise,” the petition states. “Instead, let us honor […]

Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

Sarah Collins Rudolph thought she’d never see what happened in her hometown: Prompted by protests, the city removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument near where her sister and three other black girls died in a racist church bombing in 1963. A wave of Confederate memorial removals that began after a white supremacist killed nine black people […]