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Statue of Rober E. Lee
During the post-Civil War era, conservative Democrats attempted to revive the fading passions for the Lost Cause. The nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, led the charge to assemble a memorial association in 1886. In May 1890 dedication was timed…

J.E.B. Stuart Monument
The practice of memorializing Virginia’s role in the Civil War emphasized the Lost Cause ideology and primarily avoided the issue on race. Fears of an African American majority were expressed by the common concern that if they gained political…

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving 6 cent stamp.
The Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain was originally to be unveiled on the centennial of the Civil War in 1961, but the carving was not completed in time.[1] Stone Mountain Park officially opened on April 14, 1965, the centennial of…

Confederate Monument (oblique view)
Inception and Design

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) began work and fundraising in 1900 to honor all the Confederate soldiers who participated in the U.S. victory at Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862.[1] In 1914, they commissioned sculptor…

Charlottesville "Unite the Right" Rally
On August 12, 2017, the “Unite the Right” rally was held by white supremacists and white nationalists in Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a confederate statue. There were counter protests and it ended in violence. It was televised…

Confederate Memorial Fountain
The Confederate Memorial Fountain is located in Helena, Montana and it was made out of Granite. The monument was the only confederate monument in the northern Rockies and the only one located on public land in the northwest part of the United States…

Confederate Leaders on Stone Mountain: President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
In 1914, the carving of Stone Mountain faced financial issues while turning a mountain into a memorial, William H. Terrell, an Atlanta attorney along with "the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Atlanta chapter leader Caroline Helen Jemison…

Stone Mountain before the Confederate Memorial.
The surrounding area of Stone Mountain has always attracted human settlement for thousands of years. Native Americans from the nations of the Cherokee, Creek and Muscogee had long settled the area at around 8,000 years before white settlers moved in…

View of Stone Mountain Craving from the Historic Square
Over the years, Stone Mountain Park has evolved into a premier travel destination. Under the guidance of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA), a State of Georgia authority established in 1958 to manage the park independently, all additions…

Jefferson Davis Memorial, Removed
On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin while under arrest for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 bill. When video of the killing surfaced, showing a white officer murdering an unarmed black man,…
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