SPLC Responds to the Army’s Delay in Removing Confederate Names

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The SPLC Action Fund’s Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to Army leaders announcing that they will hold off on banning Confederate symbols and renaming installations currently named for Confederate ....

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SPLC Releases Updates to Whose Heritage Dataset

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today released an update to its Whose Heritage report which tracks public symbols of the Confederacy across the United States. The report shows that nearly 1,800 Confederate symbols are still publicly present ....

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Alabama Democrats call on Dismukes to resign

Divisive Republican State Representative Will Dismukes (District 88) is receiving mounting criticism for his public support of the lost Confederate cause. As elected officials of all stripes seek to move Alabama forward, Dismukes is stuck ....

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SPLC responds to Trump’s reluctance to rename military posts

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweets about how his administration will not change the names of 10 U.S. Army bases that are currently named ....

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SPLC urges all branches of the military to remove Confederate flag

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sent letters to the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Commandant of the Coast ....

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SPLC Statement on Marines banning Confederate flag

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks released the following statement after the U.S. Marine Corps announced it is banning the Confederate battle flag — including on bumper stickers, mugs and T-shirts — in public ....

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SPLC statement on the removal of Semmes monument in Mobile

The SPLC Action Fund's Lecia Brooks released the statement below after the removal of the Adm. Raphael Semmes statue, which was vandalized during protests in Mobile this week. The Semmes statue has stood in downtown ....

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