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SPLC Whose Heritage? Dataset Updates as of July 14, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today released an update to its Whose Heritage? report which tracks symbols of the Confederacy on public land across the United States:

Total number of Confederate symbols removed/relocated from public spaces or renamed since George Floyd’s death (May 25, 2020): 40
Removed: 33
-31 monuments
-1 state flag (MS)
-1 Confederate flag emblem on police uniform (SD)
Relocated: 5
-5 Confederate monuments
Renamed: 2
-1 park/trail (CA)
-1 body of water (VA)

Since the Charleston church shooting in 2015:
121 total symbols have been removed from public spaces
93 monuments have been removed or relocated from public spaces (84 monuments removed; 9 monuments relocated)

Nearly 1,800 Confederate symbols remain on public land; 733 of those symbols are monuments.

The SPLC released an updated version of its Whose Heritage? report, identifying nearly 1,800 Confederate monuments, parks, schools, state holidays and other symbols of the Confederacy in public spaces across the South and the nation.

If you know of a Confederate symbol in your area or would like to share an update, please send an email to: confederateupdates@splcenter.org.

The Whose Heritage? Action Guide helps communities take action to remove symbols of the Confederacy from public places.