“This is great news. It’s just so hurtful to people, not to mention it’s heinously ugly.”
The 12-ton statue was the last Confederate symbol standing in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy.
Controversial monuments of confederate soldiers, political leaders, and other historical figures have been rapidly disappearing from public view since last spring. What to do next is complicated.
A group calling itself White Lies Matter has taken responsibility, and has made some demands.
The local governing council voted to ignore complaints and leave the monument standing hardly two weeks ago.
OutKast's André 3000 and Big Boi have been longtime nominees, but other suggestions span from Dolly Parton to Oderus Urungus of GWAR.
The bust at the Tennessee state Capitol was installed long after the Civil War — in 1973.
Last night, two separate monuments to Christopher Columbus were destroyed, and they're just the latest statues to come down.
The governor of Virginia is trying to put the monument to the Confederate general in storage, but a judge just blocked its removal.
Zyahna Bryant wrote the petition that sparked the movement against the Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville. A year later, violent racists held the tragic Unite the Right rally.
He lamented he can't do what he'd "love to be doing" because he's not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department.
For two decades, the communist leader has loomed over the city's quirkiest neighborhood. Now the mayor wants it gone.