Confederate Statue

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The city of Louisville will move the controversial statues of John Breckinridge Castleman and George Prentice. Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement in a series of tweets Wednesday afternoon. Fischer said his decision was based on the findings of the city’s Public Arts and Monuments Advisory Committee.

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Bronze statues of two confederate figures now reside in the Lexington Cemetery.  The likenesses of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge had been in storage for nine months before being positioned in the historic resting place Tuesday.

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Just weeks before last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced a new commission to recommend "how to best tell the real story" of the Confederate-era and other statues on Monument Avenue, a tree-lined street known as one of the city's tourist destinations.

Then the white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, some 70 miles away. They rallied around a statue of Robert E. Lee that had been slated for removal during an August weekend that turned violent.

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A panel formed by a Kentucky mayor says public displays honoring the Confederacy are unwelcome and not representative of the city today.

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans says it has filed a notice of appeal of a judge's ruling that the removal of three statues of Confederate leaders in Memphis, Tennessee, was legal.

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The removal of three statues of Confederate leaders from public parks in Memphis, Tennessee, did not violate state law because they were on private property when they were torn down, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year.

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The statue of Confederate General John Breckinridge Castleman that sits prominently in Louisville’s Cherokee Triangle neighborhood has apparently been vandalized again.

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A Confederate statue on private property along an interstate in Tennessee has been painted pink in the latest act of vandalism there. 

It was a long time in the making, but when the statues of Confederate figures finally came down in Memphis, Tenn., it was quick work.

On Wednesday, the city sold two of its city parks – one with a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the other featuring a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on horseback — for $1,000 each.

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