Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fort Blakeley Camp #1864

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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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USA TODAY

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech about Confederate monuments resonates
USA TODAY
NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu has drawn national attention with a speech he gave Friday as the last of four Confederate monuments was being removed from his city. Landrieu slammed the legacy of the Confederacy and said that while history ...
Read: New Orleans Mayor on Removing Confederate MonumentsTIME
As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?Democracy Now!
Hindsight and Confederate generalsWashington Post
NPR -The Hill (blog) -Jackson Clarion Ledger -Mississippi Today
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Shreveport Times

Confederate monument: Symbol of heritage or tragedy?
Shreveport Times
Throughout four public hearings at different locations around Shreveport, residents have expressed a wide variety of opinions that displayed the different ways they view the Confederate monument that rests in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse on ...
Final Public Meeting About Shreveport Confederate Monument is TonightNews Radio 710 KEEL
The final confederate monument public meeting sparks emotionsKTAL
Standing room only at last Confederate monument hearingKSLA-TV

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Quartz

White supremacy is a global export of the Confederate South
Quartz
On Friday, the city of New Orleans dismantled a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee—a symbol of the Confederacy that had loomed over the city since 1884, and a direct link to the South's dark past. The removal completed the city's controversial decision to ...


STLtoday.com

Protesters on both sides square off at Confederate statue in Forest ...
STLtoday.com
Tony Rice (left) debates whether the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park should stand, as he talks with Jeff Duncan of Arnold and Scott Ramsey (right) of Potosi ...
Confederate monument draws protesters and supporters - KMOV.comKMOV.com
Protesters Clash at the Confederate Monument in Forest Park « CBS ...CBS St. Louis

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U.S. News & World Report

'Fly the Flag'? Rift in Mississippi Over Confederate Symbol
U.S. News & World Report
Both the flag and the sign prominently display the Confederate battle emblem, which has caused a rift for generations between those who say it represents Southern heritage and those who call it racist. Discussion of the emblem has stirred Mize's ...
Confederate symbol causes rift in MississippiSanta Fe New Mexican

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Gainesville Sun

County votes to offer 'Old Joe' to United Daughters of Confederacy
Gainesville Sun
The commission will give the United Daughters of the Confederacy 60 days to decide if it wants the statue, and the group would have to pay for its removal.
Fate of confederate soldier statue yields protest | WCJB TV-20WCJB

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Seattle Times

'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia
Seattle Times
A word “SHAME” is is spray-painted on the Confederate monument located downtown on East Main Street in Norfolk, Va., on Monday, May 22, 2017. The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights ...
'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in NorfolkDaily Press
Confederate monument vandalized in Downtown NorfolkWCSH-TV
'SHAME' spray-painted on Confederate monument in downtown NorfolkWAVY-TV

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Durham Herald Sun

More criticism, and a thank you, in push to ban Confederate flag in ...
Durham Herald Sun
The Orange County school board heard more criticism — and something new, thank you — this week in a community group's five-month push to ban the ...
Efland students march to ban confederate flag :: WRAL.comWRAL.com
Opponents of Confederate flag in Orange Co. schools march to ...WNCN

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Orlando Weekly

ICYMI: A local tow truck owner is killed, a Confederate solider statue is being moved, a gator roadblock and more
Orlando Weekly
The Orlando City Council came to a consensus Monday on Mayor Buddy Dyer's plan to repair the Confederate soldier statue that has stood at Lake Eola Park for 100 years and move it to the Confederate veterans' section of Greenwood Cemetery.


New York Times

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag - The New York Times
New York Times
Beneath the surface of white supremacism are symbols rooted in the Third Reich.

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