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  • Despite Resident Surveys, Austin City Council Renames Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis Streets

    05/01/2018 7:20:08 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 27 April 2018 | Philip Janowski
    Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue are no more after the Austin City Council on Thursday voted to remove the names of the Confederate leaders from the two Austin streets that bear their names. ...most of the residents who responded to surveys from the city objected to the proposed name changes.... Instead the road that ambles along Barton Creek into the Zilker neighborhood will be named for Azie Taylor Morton, the country’s first and only black U.S. treasurer, who grew up and went to college in Austin. Its official designation will be Azie Morton Road. In the Brentwood...
  • National Archives Thief Sentenced (stole historical artifacts and sold them on eBay)

    05/30/2005 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 223+ views
    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter ^ | 5/26/2005 | Dick Eastman
    Like many genealogists, historians and other researchers, Howard Harner was a regular visitor at the U.S. National Archives in downtown Washington, D.C. He spent hundreds of hours there from 1996 through 2002. However, he wasn't simply seeking information. He was stealing. Harner was "researching" letters from military officers and government officials involved in directing both the Civil War and the westward expansion of the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Among the documents that Harner stole were letters from famous historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Generals Lewis Armistead and George Pickett. When nobody...
  • ‘Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying’ in Seattle’s Greenwood area (Norwegian Flag)

    02/22/2018 10:01:04 AM PST · by llevrok · 121 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/22/2018 | Erik Lacitis
    A story about the times we live in, and assumptions we can make in our current political climate. The news tip a few days ago said: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.” It was from...
  • Saratoga Springs Police Look For Those Who Hung Confederate Flags on Lawn Jockeys

    01/24/2018 9:34:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WNYT ^ | January 24, 2018
    There are 37 little people on the lawns outside the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Union Avenue. Tuesday morning, before the sun came up, most of the lawn jockeys were wearing a little something extra. Someone had draped Confederate flags around their necks. The museum spotted the flags and removed them. Now, equipped with surveillance video, they're looking for five culprits. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Mark Mulholland ✔ @MulhollandWNYT This is what it looked like outside the @nmrhof in Saratoga Springs this morning as protestors placed #Confederate flags on lawn jockeys. @SSPDNY...
  • A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say

    01/05/2018 12:07:18 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 486 replies
    The State ^ | 12/30/18 | Jeff Wilkinson
    Two South Carolina lawmakers want to erect a monument on the State House grounds to African-Americans who served the state as Confederate soldiers. But records show the state never accepted nor recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. “In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy,” said Walter Edgar, who for 32 years was director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies and is author of “South Carolina: A History.” “In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks)...
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Whitworth Sniper Rifle

    12/19/2017 6:01:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/19/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone into long range shooting and a history buff or have had sniper training will remember the Confederate Whitworth rifle. The Whitworth Rifle was a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used in the latter half of the 19th century. Possessing excellent long range accuracy for its time, the Whitworth, when used with a scope, was the world’s first sniper rifle, and saw use with Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War. This rifle was invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, a famed British engineer and inventor. Whitworth had experimented with cannons using polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifled barrels, which was patented in...
  • Confederate flag attached to LaRosa's delivery driver's truck (Cincinnati)

    11/29/2017 3:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | November 28, 2017
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKRC) - A LaRosa's delivery driver has been reprimanded for having a Confederate flag attached to the back of his truck. That's what the Cincinnati-based pizzeria chain told WHIO in Dayton.
  • Amazon’s Post–Civil War Series Will Envision a U.S. Where Freed Slaves Got Their Own Country

    08/11/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | August 11, 2017 | Sam Adams
    Hollywood projects famously come in pairs, from movies about asteroids to movies about Hercules, and that rule apparently holds true even when it comes to the highly specific subgenre of TV series envisioning an alternate end to the American Civil War. For the last two weeks, HBO and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been dealing with the backlash over the announcement of Confederate, a TV series set in a United States where the South successfully seceded and slavery remains legal below the Mason-Dixon Line. And now Amazon has revealed that it’s planning Black America, a...
  • New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

    10/29/2017 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/2017 | Tom Porter
    New Confederate statues and plaques are appearing across the country, and authorities are powerless to act because many are being built on private land. But those who honor the Confederacy have been quietly working to preserve, and even increase, the number of Confederate monuments. In the small town of Orange, on the Texas-Louisiana border, the privately funded Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearing completion. Stretching across a half-acre, the monument’s 13 pillars, each representing a Confederate state, rise from a circular base. It will eventually be surrounded by poles flying Confederate battle flags. In Chickamauga, Georgia, last year, a...
  • Abbott promises to "look into" Confederate plaque in Capitol [Austin TX]

    10/27/2017 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2017 9:16 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott denied that he favors removing from the Texas Capitol a Confederate plaque that says slavery was not an underlying cause of the Civil War after a black lawmaker who privately met with the Republican governor earlier Friday said Abbott indicated support for taking it down. Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson, who for months has called for removing a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed,” which has hung in the Capitol since 1959, initially praised Abbott following an hour-long meeting in Dallas. He said Abbott had agreed the plaque was inaccurate and, according to Johnson, indicated...
  • OKCPS votes to change names of three schools named after Confederate generals

    10/24/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Fox 25 (OK) ^ | October 24, 2017 | Jennifer Falsetti
    "On October 23, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to move forward with changing the names of three elementary schools originally dedicated to Confederate leaders: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Isaac Stand Watie. As the district begins the input process to determine the names these facilities will bear moving forward, I hope to use it as a teachable moment for our students and to establish a positive image and a sense of pride for these school communities to carry them into the future," Superintendent Aurora Lora said in a statement.
  • Only Confederate monument in Massachusetts to be removed

    10/04/2017 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2017
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ lone Confederate memorial will be removed after Columbus Day weekend. The Boston Globe reports that the memorial will be removed from Georges Island and temporarily placed in storage at the Massachusetts Archives. Thirteen Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren during the Civil War are commemorated on the headstone.
  • Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

    09/30/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by workerbee · 8 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 9/30/17 | JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON
    **SNIP** Others say race has nothing to do with these new monuments, unlike those erected in the early 20th century. "The problem was with some of the other statues that were put up, that were basically intended to intimidate people," said Danny Francis, commander of a Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina. "We're not trying to oppress anyone - we're just historians. We welcome everybody." Francis' group dedicated a granite memorial Saturday on private land where Civil War enthusiasts from North and South re-enact the Battle of Aiken each year. The marker says: "Dedicated to the immortal spirit...
  • Woman objects to Confederate flag, gets own permit for Black Lives Matter flag

    09/29/2017 2:37:51 PM PDT · by workerbee · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/29/17
    Susan Kosior says she now has to raise $20,000 to $25,000 to buy a flag and pole that match the size of the Confederate flag a few miles from her home. The flag has been up since 2014 and some are angry that it is visible from the highway. "There was one gentleman who says when he drives by it every day for work, it takes him 10 or 15 minutes to calm down," Kosier said. "It really is a very frightening and visceral reaction people have to that flag."
  • ESPN's Jemele Hill rips NASCAR for welcoming Confederate flags

    09/25/2017 12:22:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    ESPN anchor Jemele Hill ripped NASCAR in a tweet on Sunday for welcoming Confederate flags even as some team owners said they would fire people working for them who protested during the national anthem
  • Confederate Statues and Capitalism

    09/21/2017 6:16:04 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 6 replies
    Sept 21, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Confederate Statues and Capitalism Someone in a famous Paltalk political chat room I favor offered a link from a local morning radio show pair who borrowed the “A Place for Mom” theme. Finding a home for Confederate Statues. They titled their segment, “A Place for Bob”, with Bob for Robert E. Lee. It was entertaining but I found it thought provoking. The issue of Confederate Statues is simply whether the removal is legal. Assuming the majority of the removals is legally accomplished I wonder where they will go. This is where Capitalism enters the scene. I believe a display of...
  • City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

    09/21/2017 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 26 replies
    The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG
    In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers. The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.
  • Suffolk poll: Virginia governor race tied

    09/19/2017 6:11:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | September 18, 2017 | AFP Staff
    As the major party candidates in the Virginia governor’s race prepare for the Sept. 19 televised debate, a Suffolk University poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied, with 42 percent supporting or leaning toward each. Libertarian Clifford Hyra is at 3 percent, and 12 percent are undecided. These swing voters will play a critical role in November. And as the nation wrestles with a strategy to deal with Confederate statues in public places, 57 percent of Virginia voters want them to remain in place, while 32 percent support their removal. Voters were split by party and race...
  • Irish town refuses to remove Confederate plaque [Tuam, Co. Galway; Richard Dowling]

    09/17/2017 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 13, 2017 04:33 AM | Ciaran Tierney
    The only town in Ireland to have a plaque commemorating a Confederate Army war hero on a public building is set to keep the memorial in place despite intensive lobbying from the United States. Councillors in Tuam, Co Galway, have been accused of caring more about the image of the town than the search for truth or justice after deciding to keep the plaque in memory of Major Richard “Dick” Dowling at the Town Hall. Dowling rented slaves, including a 12-year-old boy, for his restaurant and hotel business in Houston, Texas. The matter was raised at a meeting of the...