Confederate

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers with Chadwick Boseman in July, 2013; Paul Spinelli/MLB via Getty ImagesMore than 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for a statue of Chadwick Boseman to replace a Confederate monument in the late actor’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina. The petition, which centers on the Confederate monument that stands in front of […]

EMPPhotography/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (JACKSON, Miss.) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. At the signing ceremony on Tuesday evening, Reeves said the law would “turn a page” for Mississippi, adding: “This is not a political moment to me but a solemn […]

ABC NewsBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Across the country, local and state leaders have been listening to protester’s calls to reexamine their controversial relics of the past and current policies on policing. In the last two weeks, locations such as Richmond, Virginia, Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana, have quickly moved to remove Confederate […]

John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — Protesters tore down the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Virginia’s capital on Wednesday night. Police were called to the scene on Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue and formed a perimeter around the toppled statue of Davis, who served as the […]

Vivien Killilea/Getty ImagesBy MEREDITH DELISO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After years of civil rights activists calling for the removal of Confederate monuments, they’re falling like dominoes amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. On Monday evening, the University of Alabama announced that it will remove […]

Tamir Kalifa for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis on May 25 shortly after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck as three other officers stood by, has sparked widespread outrage, anti-racist […]

iStock/mariusz_prusaczykBy: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Marine Corps has issued details on its ban of public depictions of the Confederate battle flag on Marine installations. The depictions that are banned include clothing, a flag, poster, bumper stickers and mugs. “The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent […]

iStock/traveler1116By: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After years of civil rights activists calling for the removal of Confederate monuments, they’re falling like dominoes amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. Politicians on Thursday announced Confederate monuments will be removed from Indianapolis and from Richmond, Virginia. The news […]


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