Confederate Monuments

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging the relocation of Confederate monuments from a San Antonio, Texas, park and the University of Texas campus in Austin, finding that the Sons of Confederate Veterans and two descendants of Confederate soldiers failed to claim a particularized injury.   

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Richmond City Council Takes Aim at Confederate Monuments

In a win for civil rights activists fighting to roll back a more than 100-year-old law that has blocked the removal of Confederate monuments across Virginia, Richmond’s City Council passed a resolution Monday to petition the state’s legislature to empower cities to do as they wish with the controversial war memorials. 

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Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues

Before Arthur Ashe became the only black man in history to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open, he was forced to practice on racially segregated tennis courts in Richmond, Virginia, where thousands gathered Saturday for the formal renaming of a thoroughfare in the athlete’s honor.   

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