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confederate monument removed from oklahoma elementary school


tulsa, okla. (ap) — a public school district in oklahoma has removed a monument at an elementary school that was dedicated to confederate general robert e. lee.tulsa public schools says the nearly century-old monument was removed and replaced with bricks on tuesday. a district spokeswoman says “a community partner” cover the cost. she says the tulsa historical society will preserve the monument.the removal comes less than week after the district’s board rescinded the school’s original name: robert e. lee elementary school.the board is considering the new name of lee elementary school, but it held off officially renaming the school last week amid public outcry. the tulsa world reports the board will reconsider the issue on april 2.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1






names of confederates to be removed from 3 oklahoma schools


oklahoma city (ap) — the names of confederate generals will be removed from three oklahoma city elementary schools.board members called for renaming the schools following violence in charlottesville, virginia, during a protest about the removal of a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee.the school board voted 7-0 monday to rename the lee, stonewall jackson and isaac stand watie schools. the board had also considered renaming wheeler elementary until learning it is named for oklahoma city civic leader james wheeler, not after confederate gen. joseph wheeler.the district is conducting an online survey to find new names for the jackson, lee and stand watie schools.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tulsa school officials have said they’re also reviewing the names of






image of confederate monument removed from norfolk mural


norfolk, va. (ap) — officials have removed a painting of a confederate monument from a mural in virginia’s second largest city and replaced it with another image.the postcard-style mural on the side of norfolk’s new waterside district had shown the city’s confederate monument alongside other scenes and landmarks.the virginian-pilot reports that by thursday the monument’s image had been painted over and replaced with a norfolk street scene. waterside district president glenn sutch told the newspaper that the inclusion of the monument on the mural was “inadvertent.”norfolk city council recently approved a resolution declaring its desire to move the monument to a cemetery as soon as state law allows it.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.norfolk’s monument, known as “joh






st. louis mayor wants confederate monument removed


st. louis (ap) — st. louis may soon join the growing list of cities removing monuments to the confederacy.city officials said tuesday that mayor lyda krewson wants the 32-foot-tall monument in forest park removed as quickly as possible, and is looking into engineering options to take it down. it will likely be placed in storage since previous efforts to find a museum to house it have been unsuccessful.other cities are grappling with what to do about confederate monuments and statues.new orleans recently removed two of four statues honoring confederate-era figures. plans are in place to remove a statue of a confederate general in charlottesville, virginia, leading to a scuffle over the weekend. and commissioners in orlando, florida, are discussing whether to remove from a downtown park a st






confederate monument in st. louis to be removed this week


a confederate monument will be removed by friday from a st. louis park under a deal between the city and the missouri civil war museum.as part of the agreement announced monday by the city, the museum will pay for the removal of the 38-foot-tall granite monument and store it until a new permanent site can be found.the city says the new location must be a civil war museum, battlefield or cemetery.the announcement of the deal comes a week after a st. louis judge issued a temporary injunction that barred the city from removing the monument, pending a july 6 hearing over who owns it.the injunction followed a lawsuit filed against the city by the museum, which claimed ownership of the monument.






confederate monument in st. louis to be removed by friday


st. louis — a confederate monument will be removed by friday from a st. louis park under a deal between the city and the missouri civil war museum.as part of the agreement announced monday by the city, the museum will pay for the removal of the 38-foot-tall granite monument and store it until a new permanent site can be found.the city says the new location must be a civil war museum, battlefield or cemetery.the announcement of the deal comes a week after a st. louis judge issued a temporary injunction that barred the city from removing the monument, pending a july 6 hearing over who owns it.the injunction followed a lawsuit filed against the city by the museum, which claimed ownership of the monument.






last pieces of confederate monument gone from st. louis park


st. louis (ap) — the final pieces of a confederate monument have been removed from a st. louis park.the st. louis post-dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2sre6ne ) that most of the 38-foot-monument was removed from forest park in st. louis on wednesday night. the monument stood in the park for decades before it became the focus of a dispute between the city and the missouri civil war museum.the city and museum both claimed ownership of the monument. the city wanted to remove it but the museum sued, saying it owned the 103-year-old granite memorial.the two sides reached an agreement monday that required the museum to remove the structure by friday. the museum paid to move it and will store the monument until a permanent site outside of st. louis county can be found.most read storiessave over 9






confederate monument in st. louis to be removed by friday


st. louis (ap) — a confederate monument will be removed by friday from a st. louis park under a deal between the city and the missouri civil war museum.as part of the agreement announced monday by the city, the museum will pay for the removal of the 38-foot-tall granite monument and store it until a new permanent site can be found.the city says the new location must be a civil war museum, battlefield or cemetery.the announcement of the deal comes a week after a st. louis judge issued a temporary injunction that barred the city from removing the monument, pending a july 6 hearing over who owns it.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the injunction followed a lawsuit filed against the city by the museum, which claimed ownership of the monument.






judge: new orleans can remove 4th confederate-era monument


new orleans — a federal judge has cleared the way for new orleans officials to remove a fourth confederate-era monument.the liberty monument, honoring whites who rebelled against a reconstruction government, is among four the city council voted to remove in december 2015. the vote led to litigation by opponents of the removal.on monday, a federal appeals court said three statues dedicated to confederate leaders could be removed.late wednesday, u.s. district judge carl barbier ruled that the liberty monument could go. the liberty monument case was tied up in additional, longer-standing litigation.mayor mitch landrieu, who backs the removals, said the liberty monument was "the most offensive of the four" and said it was erected to "revere white supremacy."he said barbier's decision affirms t






trumpet star blanchard: confederate statue removal historic


new orleans (ap) — celebrated new orleans jazz trumpeter terence blanchard says he had just arrived home from an out-of-town trip when he saw the news: a monument to a confederate general was being removed from its spot near his old high school.nola.comthe times-picayune (http://bit.ly/2rqkqwv ) quotes blanchard as saying the statue of p.g.t beauregard had always been a sore spot with him. when he learned the removal effort had begun late tuesday, he headed to the scene with his wife and two daughters.die-hard monument supporters say the removal was an affront to history. but blanchard, an african-american, said he never took pride in the monument. he said the removal itself was a historic moment.it was the third of four monuments to confederate-era figures slated for removal in new orlean






‘shame’ spray-painted on confederate monument in virginia


norfolk, va. — the word “shame” has been spray-painted on a confederate monument in virginia.media outlets report norfolk police spokesman daniel hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site monday morning.the norfolk city council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. at the top of the monument is a statue of confederate soldier johnny reb.






'shame' spray-painted on confederate monument in virginia


norfolk, va. — the word "shame" has been spray-painted on a confederate monument in virginia.media outlets report norfolk police spokesman daniel hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site monday morning.the norfolk city council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. at the top of the monument is a statue of a confederate soldier also known as a johnny reb.






‘shame’ spray-painted on confederate monument in virginia


norfolk, va. (ap) — the word “shame” has been spray-painted on a confederate monument in virginia.media outlets report norfolk police spokesman daniel hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site monday morning.the norfolk city council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. at the top of the monument is a statue of a confederate soldier also known as a johnny reb.






‘johnny reb’ confederate statue has a new home in florida


orlando, fla. (ap) — a confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major florida city now has a new home.wftv-tv reported wednesday that the statue nicknamed “johnny reb” now stands in orlando’s greenwood cemetery.the 106-year-old memorial was removed in july following public outcry that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.it was moved to a nearby cemetery where there is already an area set aside for confederate soldiers.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.newspapers, a confederate flag and confederate states of america dollar bills were among the items inside a time capsule that was found at the base of a memorial when the statue was moved.






crews dismantle confederate monument in new orleans


a statue of confederate president jefferson davis was dismantled in new orleans early on thursday, the second of four monuments slated to be taken down by the city where critics say the displays glorify the era of slavery in the u.s. south.police watched supporters of the statue’s removal – which was ordered by the city’s mayor – and pro-monument confederate-flag waving protesters taunt each other as crews nearby used a crane to remove the 8-foot bronze statue from its granite pedestal that has sat in mid-city new orleans for more than a century.“i am here to witness this debacle, taking down this 106-year-old beautiful monument,” said pierre mcgraw, president of the monumental task committee. “it hurts a lot.”symbols of the confederate period such as monuments and flags have been removed






st. louis mayor wants confederate monument removed


st. louis — st. louis may soon join the growing list of cities removing monuments to the confederacy, city officials said tuesday.mayor lyda krewson wants the 32-foot-tall monument in forest park removed as soon as possible, and is looking into engineering options to take it down, said eddie roth, the city's director of human services.the mayor's spokesman, koran addo, said there is no timetable for removal of the statue, but the mayor wants it done soon. he said the mayor's office doesn't believe the removal needs the board of aldermen's approval. krewson, a democrat, was elected and took office in april.other cities also are grappling with what to do about monuments and statues honoring the confederacy and its soldiers and leaders.new orleans recently removed two of four statues honoring






the latest: confederate monument removed in florida


charlottesville, va. — the latest on the aftermath of deadly violence at a virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local):11:45 a.m.a monument honoring confederate soldiers been removed from the grounds of a public building in florida.manatee county spokesman nick azzara tells the bradenton herald the confederate war veteran memorial was taken off the grounds of the county courthouse on thursday morning. only the slab where the monument stood remained in place.county commission voted 4-3 to put the monument in temporary storage while exploring a new home for it. the vote followed a protest by hundreds of people, many calling for the removal of the monument.earlier this month, hillsborough county commissions said a confederate monument would stay put in tampa unless private funds we






the latest: confederate monument in new orleans taken down


new orleans — the latest on removal of confederate monuments in new orleans. (all times local):5:55 a.m.workers in new orleans have finished taking down the first of four confederate statues in the city that will be removed over the coming days.the liberty place monument was driven away in pieces around 5:35 a.m. monday. only a concrete base remained.the liberty place monument is an 1891 obelisk honoring the crescent city white league, which attempted to overthrow a biracial reconstruction government in new orleans after the civil war.workers who took down the monument could be seen wearing bullet-proof vests, military-style helmets and scares that obscured their faces. that's because city officials have said supporters who want the monuments to stay have made death threats.the other statu






mississippi school district could remove confederate names


jackson, miss. (ap) — a mississippi school district where 97 percent of the students are black will review whether to rename three elementary schools now honoring confederate leaders.the clarion-ledger reports that a committee of the jackson public schools board will examine whether to change the names in mississippi’s capital city.davis magnet school is named for jefferson davis, who was president of the confederacy.george elementary is named for james zachariah george, who signed mississippi’s secession ordinance and drafted the state constitution that denied voting rights to black citizens.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.lee elementary is named for confederate gen. robert e. lee.






confederate monument in st. louis to be removed by friday


kansas city, mo. — crews on monday began dismantling a divisive confederate monument in a sprawling park near downtown st. louis after the city and the missouri civil war museum reached an agreement to have it moved.as part of the deal, the museum will pay for the removal of the 38-foot-tall, 103-year-old granite monument, which depicts a confederate soldier leaving his family for the civil war with an angel hovering above them. it must be removed by friday, and the museum will store it until a new permanent site — a civil war museum, battlefield or cemetery outside of st. louis county — can be found.the agreement came a week after a judge issued a temporary injunction barring the city from removing the monument, pending a hearing over its ownership. the museum had sued the city, insisting






time capsule found inside confederate monument in st. louis


st. louis — the missouri civil war museum says crews who dismantled and removed a confederate monument in a sprawling st. louis park found a time capsule inside the 103-year-old granite landmark.museum director mark trout tells ktvi (http://bit.ly/2trqblf ) that workers jackhammering around the last pieces of the 38-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) monument popped loose the waterlogged, sealed capsule.trout says the find this week was "like indiana jones." he says the capsule will be opened privately, with the contents being revealed at a fundraiser.the monument had been the focus of an ownership dispute between the city and the museum before both sides on monday announced an agreement that required the museum to remove it. the monument will be stored until a permanent site can be found.






new orleans takes down 1st of 4 confederate statues


new orleans — workers in new orleans removed the first of four prominent confederate monuments monday morning, becoming the latest southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.the liberty place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-civil war government in new orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.the removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.workers who took the monument down monday could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. police were also on hand,






news release: workers prepare to remove jefferson davis statue in new orleans, 2


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressnew orleans (ap) — news release: workers prepare to remove jefferson davis statue in new orleans, 2nd confederate monument to be removed.the associated press






white supremacists plan monument protest, summit in tennessee


confederate 28, a newly reformed white supremacist group, has made plans to rally on aug. 26 at the fort sanders monument to confederate soldiers.        






new orleans takes down 1st of 4 confederate statues


workers in new orleans removed the first of four prominent confederate monuments monday morning, becoming the latest southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.the liberty place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-civil war government in new orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.the removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.workers who took the monument down monday could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. police were also on hand, including






workers wearing bulletproof vests take down first of four confederate monuments


workers in new orleans removed the first of four prominent confederate monuments monday morning, becoming the latest southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.the liberty place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-civil war government in new orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.the removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.workers who took the monument down monday could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. police were also on hand, including






time capsule found inside confederate monument in st. louis


st. louis (ap) — the missouri civil war museum says crews who dismantled and removed a confederate monument in a sprawling st. louis park found a time capsule inside the 103-year-old granite landmark.museum director mark trout tells ktvi (http://bit.ly/2trqblf ) that workers jackhammering around the last pieces of the 38-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) monument popped loose the waterlogged, sealed capsule.trout says the find this week was “like indiana jones.” he says the capsule will be opened privately, with the contents being revealed at a fundraiser.the monument had been the focus of an ownership dispute between the city and the museum before both sides on monday announced an agreement that required the museum to remove it. the monument will be stored until a permanent site can be found.most






new orleans takes down 1st of 4 confederate statues


new orleans — workers in new orleans removed the first of four prominent confederate monuments monday morning, making the city the latest southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.the liberty place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-civil war government in new orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.the removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.workers who took the monument down monday could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. police were als






third confederate statue being removed in new orleans


new orleans -- the city of new orleans says it has begun taking down a monument to gen. p.g.t beauregard - the third of four confederate-era monuments to be removed from the city in recent weeks. the announcement comes after the city had already taken down a statue of the confederacy's only president and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial reconstruction-era government in the city. mayor mitch landrieu first proposed removing the monuments in 2015, and the city council approved the move that year. but the process was stuck in legal limbo for over a year as supporters fought to keep them up. last minute appeals - the vocal kind and not the legal one - were made tuesday by members of the monumental task committee, but were unsuccessful, cbs affiliate wwl-tv reports. the monume






confederate group fights for possession of time capsule found in monument to los


confederate time capsule currently being fought over between the city of orlando, florida and a local chapter of the daughters of the confederacy (news 6/screenshot)in 1911, a monument was erected in orlando, florida in honor of the confederate traitors who fought to uphold slavery in the south. this week that monument was moved from its prominent position (despite protests from local losers) to a nearby cemetery, but the controversy hasn’t died away yet. a local chapter of the daughters of the confederacy wants to take possession of the monument’s time capsule.the monument was funded by local confederate sympathizers in 1911, and was subsequently donated to the city. but the daughters of the confederacy group now says that just because a bunch of their racist ancestors paid for the monume






vote coming on renaming schools honoring confederate leaders


petersburg, va. (ap) — school officials in a virginia city plan to vote next month on whether to rename three elementary schools now named after confederate leaders.petersburg school officials are considering changing the names of a.p. hill, j.e.b. stuart and robert e. lee elementary schools. the school board’s vote is scheduled for feb. 7.other schools in richmond and surrounding districts also have schools named to honor civil war-era leaders. in hanover, a group is calling on the school board to change the names of lee-davis high school and stonewall jackson middle school, while a counter-petition has circulated in support of the lee-davis name.the debate gained attention after the deadly white supremacist rally in charlottesville on aug. 12. various southern cities, including richmond,






while removing a confederate monument, workers uncovered a piece of history hidd


workers in st. louis were removing a controversial confederate monument when they discovered a 102-year-old time capsule buried inside its base. mark trout, executive director of the missouri civil war museum, knew of the copper time capsule’s existence from historical documents and determined that it was placed in the bottom center of the monument around one…






madison officials weigh fate of confederate monument


madison, wis. — madison's mayor says the common council will discuss what should happen to a large stone monument honoring confederate soldiers buried in the city's cemetery.mayor paul soglin already ordered the removal of a small plaque honoring confederate soldiers in the forest hill cemetery last month. but the mayor of the traditionally liberal city said at the time that the larger stone monument requires heavy machinery to remove. he says he wants it gone but the journal sentinel reports he's asked common council members to discuss the matter tuesday.soglin's decision last month came just as cities nationwide started removing confederacy-related monuments following the deadly confrontations at a white nationalist rally in charlottesville, virginia.soglin says he wants the monuments re






s. carolina law makes it tough to lower confederate flags


walhalla, s.c. (ap) — in the aftermath of the racially motivated charleston church slayings in 2015, the confederate flag was removed from the south carolina statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony.but in less prominent places, the fight over the flag rages on, with the rebel banner garnering at least two recent victories. that’s because a south carolina law crafted more than 15 years ago requires the legislature to approve by at least a two-thirds vote any change to a historical monument such as lowering a flag or adding a name. and one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers has vowed the law will not change.twice in the last month, confederate flag supporters cited the law as they forced the banner to return to a confederate monument and a newly renovated courtroom i






judge rejects effort to block confederate statue's removal


new orleans — a last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a confederate general in new orleans was rejected wednesday by a louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it sits."this has gone on an inordinate amount of time," judge kern reese said as he outlined reasons for his refusal to grant an injunction protecting the statue of gen. p.g.t beauregard. it was a reference to state and federal court battles that delayed removal of the beauregard monument and three others for more than a year.the huge bronze image of beauregard on horseback sits in the center of a traffic circle at the entrance to new orleans city park. those who don't want it removed argued that it belongs to a park board, and therefore the city has no au






judge rejects effort to block confederate statue's removal


new orleans — a last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a confederate general in new orleans was rejected wednesday by a louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it sits."this has gone on an inordinate amount of time," judge kern reese said as he outlined reasons for his refusal to grant an injunction protecting the statue of gen. p.g.t beauregard. it was a reference to state and federal court battles that delayed removal of the beauregard monument and three others for more than a year.the huge bronze image of beauregard on horseback sits in the center of a traffic circle at the entrance to new orleans city park. those who don't want it removed argued that it belongs to a park board and, therefore, the city has no a






sessions faces senate vote, as trump throws doj in chaos


closeskip in skipxembedxshare acting attorney general sally yates sent a letter to the department of justice, ordering it not to defend president trump's executive order that suspends the u.s. refugee program for 120 days. sen. jeff sessions, r-ala. testifies on capitol hill during his confirmation hearing on jan. 10, 2017.(p o: andrew harnik, ap) 32 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the senate judiciary committee was poised to vote tuesday on the nomination of alabama sen. jeff sessions for attorney general, just hours after president trump fired acting attorney general sally yates when she refused to defend his controversial refugee ban in court.sessions, who has helped shape the trump administration’s hard-line immigration stance, is expected to p on a strict party-line vote, though