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Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

More than 2,000 memorials in the United States valorize the Confederacy, a secessionist government that waged war to preserve white supremacy and the enslavement of millions of people. Erected as part of an organized propaganda campaign to terrorize African American communities, these memorials distort the past by promoting the Lost Cause narrative. Explore our resources to find out more about the history of Confederate monuments and what you can do to help remove these symbols of hate and white supremacy from your community.

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map of Confederate monuments

The Map

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statue of Robert E. Lee

2016 Whose Heritage Report

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take it down sign

2019 Whose Heritage Report

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removal of a Confederate statue

The Data

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Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain: a Monumental Dilemma

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protestor

Latest News

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pedestal at foot of Confederate monument

Kimberly Probolus column: The unfinished business of Confederate monument removal

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pedestal at foot of Confederate monument

A change in methodology

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Confederate statue

The Power of Community: Miss. county becomes state’s first to relocate a Confederate monument