Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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November 14, 2017

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Foley, Al

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Fort Blakeley Camp #1864, Sons of Confederate Veterans is based in Baldwin County, Alabama. As the name implies, the SCV is made up of living descendants of the soldiers and civil servants of the Confederate States of America. If you live in the South, it's very likely that one or more of your ancestors fought in the War for Southern Independence or at the bare minimum were affected by it. We study and promote the true history of the Confederate States of America and of the men and women who sacrificed their all in a struggle for what was their constitutional right as citizens of sovereign states - freedom and independence from what even then was in their view a Federal Government out of control and for their very right to exist as a nation.

cannonSCV Charge To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish." -Lt. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, Apr. 15, 1906

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Los Angeles Times

As monuments to the Confederacy are removed from public squares ...
Los Angeles Times
As old Confederate monuments are taken down, new ones quietly go up across the country.
Purpose of Confederate monuments political, psychologicalCharlotte Observer

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Dallas News

Dallas wants public input before acting on Confederate monument recommendations
Dallas News
Among those suggestions: removing the Confederate War Memorial outside the downtown convention center and donating it to a museum, along with the recently removed Robert E. Lee statue; changing streets named for Confederate leaders (Lee Parkway, ...
New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the USNewsweek
Dallas council to hold public meeting on Confederate monumentsFOX 4 News
City Council Asks For Public Input In Confederate Monument, Street Name Discussions At Special

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Texas Tribune

UT/TT Poll: Most Texas Voters say Confederate memorials shouldn't ...
Texas Tribune
Most Texas voters don't want to remove Confederate memorials or put them in museums, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

CBS News

COLUMN: Communities should control their Confederate legacies
Indiana Daily Student
The challenge of managing the Confederate legacy in contemporary American culture is clearly ongoing, given that, for example, 138 public schools are still named after Confederate leaders. The search for a solution, however, can be found in the story ...
School honoring Confederate icon to be renamed after Barack ObamaCBS News
'I'll bet he's spinning in his grave': Obama jokes about distant relative Jefferson DavisUSA TODAY
Jefferson Davis out, Barack Obama in at Mississippi elementary ...CNN
Jackson Clarion Ledger
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The Advocate

Confederate group sues Caddo Parish Commission over vote to remove Confederate monument
The Advocate
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, Sean Bordelon, left, and Raphiel Heard, of Shreveport, pause after reading the inscription on the Confederate soldier's monument in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse in Shreveport, La. Local officials have ...
Suit seeks to block 'illegal' removal of Confederate monument in LouisianaUSA TODAY
The Latest: Suit: Keep Confederate Monument at CourthouseU.S. News & World Report
Confederate monument at center of lawsuit to block 'illegal' removal ...Fox News -KTAL
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News & Observer

Confederate flag stickers handed out at NC State Fair, and some aren't happy about it
News & Observer
A group has been handing out Confederate flag stickers at the N.C. State Fair this week, drawing complaints from some fairgoers. The N.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans, which has a booth in the commercial and education building at the fair in Raleigh ...

MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

Confederate monument at center of lawsuit to block 'illegal' removal in Louisiana
MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
CADDO PARISH (FOXNews) - An organization that erected Caddo Parish's Confederate monument in 1906 filed a lawsuit to stop its removal. The Caddo Parish Commission voted 7-5 after two hours of debate for a measure to take down the monument from ...

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Activist who burned Nazi-Confederate flag at Talladega planning another protest
He said the demonstration was aimed at showing people who don't fly a Confederate flag, but see nothing wrong with it, that the values embodied in it are associated with "racism, slavery, death and white supremacy." "I want to send a message and make ...

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Unraveling the Complicated Confederate Legacy, One Strand at a Time
Last Saturday was not the first time Sonya Clark has deconstructed a Confederate Flag. She has performed Unraveling twice before: first, in June 2015 at the now-defunct Mixed Greens gallery in New York City and then at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke ...

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