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Latest on vote to remove Robert E. Lee bust [Video]

Latest on vote to remove Robert E. Lee bust

The City of Fort Myers has voted to move the Robert E Lee bust from downtown permanently. Fox 4 is looking into what comes next when it comes to the relocation process.

Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida     Duration: 02:14Published
Robert E. Lee statue permanently taken down [Video]

Robert E. Lee statue permanently taken down

Robert E. Lee statue permanently taken down

Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida     Duration: 02:06Published
Suspect Pleads Guilty To Having Firearms At Robert E. Lee Statue Clash In Virginia [Video]

Suspect Pleads Guilty To Having Firearms At Robert E. Lee Statue Clash In Virginia

A man discovered with an assault rifle, a handgun and body armor following a confrontation with protestors at the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia's capital has been charged with a federal firearms..

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:22Published

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Virginia Judge Hears The Case On Whether Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed

Witnesses testified Monday in a lawsuit challenging Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's order to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its pedestal in Richmond, Va.
NPR - Published

Lawsuit Over Robert E. Lee Statue Goes To Trial In Virginia

lawsuit over robert e. lee statue goes to trial in virginia
Watch VideoA lawsuit over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond is going to trial.  The statue became the center of attention following protests over..
Newsy - Published

Kappa Alpha, Fraternity That Reveres Robert E. Lee, Faces Revolt Over Racism

How a racial awakening unfolded in a white-dominated brotherhood known for its veneration of the Confederate general.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Some things still transcend politics': Phoenix council comes together to change street names widely considered offensive

On a City Council with gaping philosophical divides, the Sept. 16 vote to rename Robert E. Lee Street and Squaw Peak Drive was unanimous.  
azcentral.com - Published

Virginia trial begins on governor's plan to remove Robert E. Lee statue

A lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond is scheduled to go to trial Monday.
FOXNews.com - Published

Trial to begin in Northam’s effort to remove Richmond statue of Robert E. Lee

The 60-foot monument became the focal point of protests this summer over racial inequity.
Washington Post - Published

How ‘Greenleaf’ Brought Me Closer to the Almighty (Guest Blog)

how ‘greenleaf’ brought me closer to the almighty (guest blog)
These are strange times. It’s Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, and I am genuflecting, responsively reading to a distant service, streamed into my office — socially distanced from a congregation..
The Wrap - Published

The remarkable story of how a teenage runner battled the legacy of Robert E. Lee

After the death of George Floyd, Trude Lamb, a cross country star in Tyler, Texas, refused to compete for her high school, Robert E. Lee, unless it changed its name.
ESPN - Published

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)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Party City has promised to stop selling Confederate soldier costumes after a mother complained — but Amazon continues to sell similar outfits

The Confederate officer and General Robert E. Lee costumes were sold at a Party City franchise in Virginia.
Business Insider - Published

Party City Orders Robert E. Lee Costumes Removed From Stores

Party City has ordered all of its stores to remove a kids' Halloween costume of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after a parent complained it was a "symbol of hate."
Newsmax - Published

Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street in Phoenix will be renamed, council votes unanimously

The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street, two names that many find offensive or racist.  
azcentral.com - Published

The Battle Over Robert E. Lee Biscuits and Gravy at Omaha's 11-Worth Cafe

In “levelheaded” Omaha, a protester was killed and, in the aftermath, people demanding an end to racial injustice set their sights on police budgets — and a diner with Robert E. Lee on the menu.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chadwick Boseman Fans Want to Replace Confederate Statue in His Hometown With One of Him

chadwick boseman fans want to replace confederate statue in his hometown with one of him
In Chadwick Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina, a Confederate statue has stood for 118 years. Now, a new petition is calling for that statue to be replaced with one of the late “Black..
The Wrap - Published

‘Antebellum’ Film Review: Janelle Monáe Stars in Uneasy Hybrid of Horror and Social Commentary

‘antebellum’ film review: janelle monáe stars in uneasy hybrid of horror and social commentary
The word that caused so much trouble for the country band that now wants to be known as Lady A isn’t a problem for the movie “Antebellum,” because the last thing the Gerard Bush and Christopher..
The Wrap - Published

Across South, a Push to Change Confederate School Names

Trude Lamb is a standout cross country runner at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, but the name on her jersey is a sharp reminder of a man "who didn't believe people like me were 100%..
Newsmax - Published

Dead Donors Complicate Removal of Confederate Monuments

Efforts to remove monument celebrating Confederate Army commander Robert E. Lee stymied by descendant whose ancestor willed land where monument now stands
VOA News - Published

Robert E. Lee Statue Will Remain Standing in Richmond Through October Trial

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will remain standing in Richmond, Virginia, until at least October, The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports. A judge set a trial date of Oct. 19...
Newsmax - Published

Latest Jim Carrey Cartoon Depicts Trump Supporter on Ventilator

latest jim carrey cartoon depicts trump supporter on ventilator
Actor and cartoonist Jim Carrey released his latest political drawing Sunday, depicting a supporter of President Donald Trump hospitalized because of the coronavirus. “180,000 deaths and..
The Wrap - Published

Intricate plans to remove Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue snarled by lawsuit

Relocating the 21-foot tall monument, which rests atop a granite pedestal nearly twice as high, has proven a conundrum. It's complicated further by a lawsuit against Gov. Ralph Northam.
FOXNews.com - Published

Museum says displaying Confederate statue part of healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black..
SeattlePI.com - Published

‘A step toward anti-racism’: Idaho church removes Robert E. Lee from stained glass window

An Idaho congregation of the United Methodist Church has removed an image of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a stained glass window.
Christian Post - Published

In Richmond, Black Dance Claims a Space Near Robert E. Lee

Black dancers, musicians and artists have invigorated what had long been considered a whites-only space.
NYTimes.com - Published

Virginia judge imposes injunction barring removal of Robert E. Lee statue

A circuit court judge in Virginia Monday imposed an injunction barring the state from dismantling a 21-foot-high statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond.
FOXNews.com - Published

Protesters Assault Two Officers Near Richmond Robert E Lee Statue, Police Say

One person was separately arrested Monday
Daily Caller - Published

Police: 2 assaulted officers near Confederate statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two people were arrested for assaulting officers who were working with a city task force to break up an encampment near a Confederate monument in Richmond, police said. The..
Seattle Times - Published

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.  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com

George Floyd hologram lights up over Robert E. Lee statue

"If he could see this in the physical form with us, I promise he would give all of y'all hugs," Floyd's brother told a crowd.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com

George Floyd’s family gathers in Virginia to unveil hologram

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of George Floyd witnessed the unveiling of a hologram in Virginia Tuesday night, where flickering lights came together to create an image of Floyd’s head and..
Seattle Times - Published

A Virginia Town Built Around Confederate Generals Re-Examines Its Identity

In Lexington, Va., where Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried, people are reassessing the town’s ties to a legacy that symbolizes slavery and oppression.
NYTimes.com - Published

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