Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.
There’s no word yet on what will replace the statues being removed The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, plans to take down a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee this weekend, a long-controversial monument that became the centre of the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally. At the rally, far-right groupsContinue reading “Charlottesville to remove statue of Robert E Lee at centre of fatal clashes at 2017 white supremacist rally”
Statues brought down as part of protests at treatment of Indigenous children in notorious residential schools Statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II have been toppled in Canada amid growing outrage over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous children. A group gathered at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg pulled down the statue of VictoriaContinue reading “Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II statues toppled in Canada amid anger at deaths of Indigenous children”
Only 67 GOP lawmakers join Democrats to remove statues of Confederate figures and bust of Supreme Court justice who defended slavery The House of Representatives has voted to move statues of Confederate figures from the US Capitol, reviving an attempt to remove racist symbols from places of prominence that stalled in Congress last year. But more Republicans voted againstContinue reading “120 House Republicans vote against removing Confederate monuments from US Capitol”
Leaked data shows other high-profile members have overlapping membership in more explicitly racist or violent groups Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of “Department of Defense SecretContinue reading “Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians”
The United Daughters of the Confederacy altered the South’s memory of the Civil War. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was a significant leader of the “Lost Cause,” an intellectual movement that revised history to look more favorably on the South after the American Civil War. They were women from elite antebellum families that usedContinue reading “How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history”
Virginia’s highest court ruled Thursday that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including one of Robert E. Lee that became the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The state Supreme Court overturned a Circuit Court decision in favor of a group of residents who sued to block theContinue reading “High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues”