Here’s Where Confederate Statues and Memorials Have Been Removed in the U.S.

6/26/2020

Across the country, local and state leaders have been listening to protesters' calls to reexamine their controversial relics of the past and current policies on policing.

In the last few weeks, locations such as Richmond, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Indianapolis, Indiana have quickly moved to remove Confederate statues and memorials from public places as demonstrators reignited arguments about the pain the statues have caused. Historians and civil rights groups have long said these statues were put in place to emphasize white supremacy over black people during the late 19th century.

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