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Unrecognized breakaway state in North America from 1861 to 1865

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Confederate States of America: Unrecognized breakaway state in North America from 1861 to 1865
The Confederate States of America (CSA), commonly referred to as the Confederate States or the Confederacy, was an unrecognized breakaway state in existence from February 8, 1861 to May 9, 1865, that fought against the United States of America during the American Civil War.

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Trump floaties, Confederate flags: a boat parade for the president [Video]

Trump floaties, Confederate flags: a boat parade for the president

Louisiana-based supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend took to the waters off of Lake Pontchartrain to rally for his reelection.

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Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate' [Video]

Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate'

Empty pedestals, where statues of Confederate soldiers once stood, have stirred debate over who and what should replace them. Black sculptors and historians hope the aftermath will give communities..

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A monumental reckoning

Since protests erupted over the death of George Floyd, the range of public monuments removed or vandalized has expanded well beyond those honoring the Confederacy. Criticized as racist or oppressive,..
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Group wants changes at park honoring Confederacy

Grassroots group seeks changes at a Georgia park that honors the Confederacy with its massive mountain carving and streets named after Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. (Oct. 6)  
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CBSN Originals presents "Speaking Frankly | Symbolic Justice"

With renewed calls for racial justice in America come fresh demands to take down Confederate monuments, rid sports teams of Native American mascots, and rebrand products that use racist caricatures...
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Party City store in Virginia was carrying Confederate costumes

Mother of two young adopted black girls says she was shocked. The chain says it's removing the items from its shelves
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Confederate statue removed from Charlottesville, Virginia

On Saturday, a 900-pound statue of a Confederate soldier was removed from outside a county courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the site of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017.
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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

The removal of a bronze figure of a Confederate soldier known as "At Ready" is seen in Charlottesville as a milestone in eliminating divisive symbols of the Civil War.
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Mississippi to vote on magnolia design to replace flag's Confederate emblem

Mississippi residents will vote on the new flag motif on November 3.
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Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Already Working on Statue To Honor Him

Chadwick Boseman's hometown is already hard at work on a statue that'll pay tribute to the "Black Panther" star ... but those who want it to replace a Confederate memorial shouldn't hold their breath...
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Mississippi Wants Magnolia to Be Centerpiece of New State Flag

A committee finished its search for a flag to replace the one with a Confederate emblem that had flown for 126 years. It now moves to a statewide ballot.
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Petition calls to replace Confederate monument with Boseman statue

"Anderson needs to honor a citizen that inspired millions," the petition reads. "Anderson needs Chadwick Boseman, may he rest in peace."
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A magnolia may replace Confederate symbols on new Mississippi state flag

This summer, lawmakers voted to remove Mississippi's previous flag, which contained the Confederate battle flag.
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New Mississippi state flag: Commission has made its final selection, now it's up to voters

Earlier this summer, lawmakers voted to remove Mississippi's previous flag, which contained the Confederate battle flag.  
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Hurricane Laura topples Confederate statue in Louisiana

It stood on a pedestal in front of a Louisiana courthouse for over a century, until the powerful storm knocked it down.
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Hurricane Laura damages Confederate monument in Louisiana after officials voted to keep it

Hurricane Laura damaged a controversial Confederate monument in Lake Charles, Louisiana, weeks after local officials refused to move the memorial.  
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Down to 2: New Mississippi flag designs showcased

As Mississippi replaces its former flag that had the Confederate battle emblem, five designs were literally run up a flagpole Tuesday. A group then narrowed the choice to two designs: One with a shield..
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Montgomery's first African-American mayor hopes MLK is "proud"

"Protesting and change has always, I think, been in the DNA of people" in Montgomery, known as the "Cradle of the Confederacy," Reed said
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Houston museum uses confederate statue for healing

A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture says its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront..
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Virginia lawmaker charged with "injury to" a Confederate monument

Counts against State Senator Louise Lucas were lodged by police even though they weren't OK'd by the local prosecutor's office. They stem from June protests in Portsmouth.
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Police move in after fights during Georgia protest

Large numbers of police moved in to disperse crowds when fights broke out after several hours of mostly peaceful demonstrations Saturday in an Atlanta suburb that's home to a giant Confederate..
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59 Confederate symbols removed, relocated or renamed since Floyd's death

Still, nearly 1,800 Confederate symbols remain on public land, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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In rapid 'reckoning,' SPLC reports 38 Confederate monuments have been removed in US since George Floyd's death on Memorial Day

Nearly as many Confederate statues have been removed in less than three months since George Floyd's death as were removed in three previous years.
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Confederate monument removed from downtown Athens

A Confederate monument in downtown Athens, Georgia is being dismantled and removed from busy street. The monument was completed in 1872 and was built in memory of 217 local Confederate soldiers who..
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Troops and veterans of color share their experiences with racism in the ranks of the U.S. military

In July, the Pentagon effectively banned the Confederate flag on U.S. bases and pledged to address diversity and increase inclusivity in the ranks of the military. Still, more than half of the troops..
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As calls to remove Confederate monuments grew louder, states passed new laws to protect them

Throughout the South, local governments have taken to removing monuments despite state laws that put them at risk of heavy fines.
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Confederate monuments: What the men honored by statues did and believed

Statues of prominent figures in the Confederacy are a common sight in the South. Who were these men?
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'This is not just about symbols': America's reckoning over Confederate monuments

Why symbols of the nation's racist past are coming down now, and why this movement might only be getting started.
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George Floyd hologram projected in front of Confederate statue in Richmond, Virginia

A hologram projected the image of George Floyd in front of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, on July 28.  
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VA removes Confederate statues from state Capitol

Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (July 24)  
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Who was Edmund Pettus? Selma bridge got its name from Confederate general, KKK leader

It became an iconic site of in the battle for equality, but the Edmund Pettus Bridge is named after a former Confederate general and KKK leader.
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House weighs removing Capitol's racist statues

The House was poised to vote Wednesday on legislation to remove statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol. (July 22)  
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'Symbols of bigotry and racism.' House prepares to vote on removing Confederate statues from Capitol

The bill would require states to remove and replace any statues honoring members of the Confederacy in the the Capitol.
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Statue removal harder in rural areas

Since the death of George Floyd, at least 63 Confederate markers and monuments have been removed from public land across the country. But the battle to bring them down in more rural and conservative..
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Lee descendant urges removing Confederate statues

Democratic lawmakers and even descendants of Confederate leaders are urging official removal of Confederate monuments at the center of a politically fraught national debate. (July 21)  
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans Confederate flags from military bases, rejects 'divisive symbols'

Esper listed appropriate flags including state flags, the POW/MIA flag, and military service flags. The Confederate flag was absent from the list.
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Confederate flag banner flies over Bristol Motor Speedway before NASCAR All-Star Race

The banner included "SCV.org" beside the Confederate flag. The Sons of Confederate Veterans organization operates that website.
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Trump Says, ‘So Are White People,’ When Asked About Black Americans Killed by Police

The president rejected the fact that Black people suffer disproportionately from police brutality and made startling remarks about the Confederate flag and a recent confrontation in St. Louis.
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Asked About Black Americans Killed by Police, Trump Says, ‘So Are White People’

The president added to his long history of racially inflammatory comments with startling remarks about the Confederate flag, victims of police violence and a recent confrontation in St. Louis.
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John Wayne Airport: Will California terminal's name go the way of Confederate statues?

As statues of Confederate generals and other historically problematic figures are coming down, will airports with troublesome namesakes be next?
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Richmond removes another confederate statue

The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue was removed Wednesday. It's the sixth Confederate monument to be removed in Richmond amid national protests against police brutality and symbols many see as..
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Another Confederate statue in Richmond, Va., comes down along Monument Avenue

The bronze monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on horseback was hoisted from its granite base as crowds cheered early Tuesday.  
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Change Confederate military base names to honor those who fought for America

Donald Trump opposes renaming bases honoring Confederate generals, but the United States shouldn't glorify those who took up arms against it: Our view
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GOP Sen. Grassley: Congress may override Trump veto on removing Confederate names from military bases

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a staunch Trump ally, said Congress would "probably override" a Trump veto on removing Confederate names from military bases.
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White House tries to clarify Trump NASCAR tweet

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends President Donald Trump's tweet attack on NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag and his incorrect accusation of the sport's only Black driver,..
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Trump Defends Confederate Flag in Latest Race-Based Appeal to White Voters

President Trump implied that NASCAR’s decision to prohibit Confederate flags at its races was a mistake while also falsely asserting that a top Black driver, Bubba Wallace, had engaged in a hoax..
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For nearly 160 years, St. George has been known as Utah's 'Dixie.' The name is all over the city. Is it time to change?

The word "Dixie" is everywhere in St. George, Utah. The controversy over its Confederate ties is back in the public eye — but it's not a new debate.
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Stonewall Jackson statue comes down along Richmond's Monument Avenue

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue and other Confederate memorials along Monument Avenue
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Richmond Removes Stonewall Jackson Statue From Monument Avenue

“We have needed to turn this page for decades,” Mayor Levar Stoney said. The capital of Virginia will take down other Confederate statues in the coming days.
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Confederate statue removed in Richmond amid cheers

A massive statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue amid cheers Wednesday afternoon, hours after the city's mayor gave the order to take down all..
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