HEARD AROUND THE SOUTH
News and stories about southern communities
Alabama: The first real test of NASCAR’s banning of the confederate battle flag came Sunday at the Cup Series at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega.
Arkansas: A petition drive is under way to have a long-standing confederate monument in Arkansas’ second-largest city moved from the Sebastian County Courthouse grounds.
Florida: One woman battles to keep a confederate statue out of her community in Taveres.
Georgia: A state lawmaker, Rep. Shelly Hutchinson, has filed a new bill that would ban confederate monuments on public property.
Kentucky: Opinion: The Union, not the Confederacy, is Kentucky’s true legacy
Louisiana: Last week, Iberville Parish Council members unanimously voted to remove a statue of a confederate soldier in Plaquemine, which one council member called an insult to the descendants of slaves.
Mississippi: As symbols of the Confederacy fall, activists say Mississippi’s flag should be next
North Carolina: A 75-foot-tall monument that served as a tribute to fallen confederate soldiers was removed from State Capitol grounds after a night of protests.
Tennessee: The Confederate Soldiers’ Memorial Bridge sign and an accompanying monument were removed from their places in Clarksville.
Texas: Houston’s two confederate statues — both located in city-owned parks — were relocated ahead of the city’s Juneteenth celebrations.
Virginia: Two Richmond City Council members have called for the immediate removal of confederate monuments in Richmond.