SPLC study finds 1,500 government-backed tributes to the Confederacy across U.S.Breaking News
tags: Confederate flag, Confederate Memorials
At least 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy can be found in public spaces across the country, mostly in the Deep South, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most were put in place during the early decades of Jim Crow or in reaction to the civil rights movement.
The report – Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy – catalogs 1,503 examples of monuments and statues; flags; city, county and school names; lakes, dams and other public works; state holidays; and other symbols that honor the Confederacy.
The vast majority are in the 11 states that formed the Confederacy, but some are also found as far away as California and Massachusetts.
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