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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The Atlantic

Growing Up in the Shadow of the Confederacy
The Atlantic
To the Confederate soldiers of Nash County who in 1861, in obedience to the summons of their state, freely offered their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor on behalf of the cause of Constitutional liberty and self-government, and through ...
What persuades elected officials to remove Confederate symbols? Framing it as good for business.Washington Post
We Need to Move, Not Destroy, Confederate MonumentsNew York Times
Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'NPR
Fox News -USA TODAY -Axios -Southern Poverty Law Center
all 1,417 news articles »

Washington Post

Charlottesville City Council votes to shroud Confederate statues in black
Washington Post
The Charlottesville City Council decided early Tuesday morning to shroud the statues of two Confederate generals in black, capping a long and emotional public meeting that erupted into chaos more than once as residents expressed their anger over a ...
Three arrested as councilors vote to shroud Confederate statues at meeting overwhelmed by angerThe Daily Progress

all 55 news articles »

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kennesaw to state: Let us decide what to do with our Confederate flag
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The statute, which originated from a 2001 compromise that removed a segregation-era state flag, says no publicly owned monument on public property can be moved or altered in any way. The Confederate flag in Kennesaw is part of a war memorial honoring ...

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Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue
(Reuters) - Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, following demonstrations and fierce debate in the United States about race and the legacy of America's Civil War.
Federal authorities: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statueChicago Tribune
Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in HoustonWashington Post
Houston Man Charged After Trying to Plant Bomb on Confederate
ABC News -Dallas News -New York Post
all 116 news articles »

Confederate rally in Austin postponed to late September - Houston ...
AUSTIN -- A rally to promote "true Confederate heritage" has been postponed to the end of September after organizers cited safety concerns. The "Dixie ...

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University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues
The University of Texas at Austin quietly took down three Confederate monuments from its campus in the dark hours of Sunday night and Monday morning—a controversial move that came with little notice, less than two weeks before classes are scheduled to ...
Texas college could influence other Confederate statue movesWashington Post
Confederate Statues Come Down At The University Of TexasNPR
UT Austin took down 4 Confederate statues overnightCNN
CBS News -BBC News -NPR -NPR
all 344 news articles »

Washington Post

Keep Confederate statues in Congress: They let us know some states are proud of racism
Washington Post
More than 100 statues in the Capitol depict famous Americans, each selected by a state legislature to stand in the Statuary Hall and throughout the building; a rough dozen of those celebrated Americans are former Confederates. A conversation that I've ...

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Washington Post

After Duke incident, rival UNC considers whether to remove Confederate statue
Washington Post
In the wake of deadly unrest in Charlottesville, activists at rivals Duke University and the University of North Carolina seemed to race toward a goal far removed from the basketball court: taking down their respective statues of Confederate soldiers ...
So Much for a HoneymoonInside Higher Ed

all 282 news articles »

Miami Herald

The fate of a Confederate monument in Florida draws opposing protests
Miami Herald
The protesters shouted in unison: “Take it down! Take it down!” Some shouted back, “It's history!” The hundreds gathered before the Confederate monument beside the Manatee County Historic Courthouse on Monday evening argued and yelled back and ...
Florida rally: Hundreds seek removal of Confederate monumentWTOP
Group wants Confederate monument removedWSB Atlanta
Demonstrations surrounding the Confederate monument in ...Bradenton Herald

all 23 news articles »

Chicago Sun-Times

Pence says Confederate statues are state, local decision
Chicago Sun-Times
WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says state and local authorities should make decisions about Confederate statues, and he calls himself “someone who believes in more monuments, not less monuments.” As for the fate of Confederate statues at ...
Pence on Confederate statue controversy: 'I'm someone who believes in more monuments'The Hill
Mike Pence defends Confederate monuments, dismisses the Civil War as 'some contemporary political cause'The Week Magazine
VP Mike Pence weighs in on Confederate monument debate on 'Fox & Friends'Indianapolis Star
TPM -BuzzFeed News -Splinter (blog)
all 57 news articles »

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