Confederate Monument Removed in Winston-Salem, NC

This blog post title pretty much says it all. This morning the city of Winston-Salem removed a Confederate statue that had been sitting on the courthouse square since 1905. It will be relocated to a local cemetery. I don’t know if this is exhaustive, but here is a list of monuments/memorials, flags and other Confederate symbols that have been removed or relocated since 2015.

In other news, a bust of Robert E. Lee was knocked over in Fort Myers, Florida.

Another bad day for the neo-Confederate community.

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4 comments… add one
  • alonzo quitana Mar 14, 2019 @ 11:15

    Meanwhile, other monuments are going up, hither and yon in the South, which are long-overdue. Monuments and moments worth remembering and consecrating …

    In this vein, I highly recommend an amazing civil rights radio broadcast commencing with the brutal blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard in 1946 – and how many (including Harry Truman & Woodie Guthrie & Orson Welles & Thurgood Marshall and others – not a few showing “unexampled courage”) came together to change the course of civil rights in America. Featuring the brilliance of US District Court Judge J. Waties Waring (USDCt SC)! Another great offering from the terrific SC historian Walter Edgar (via SCPR) – a better 52 minutes you will not spend.

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    See also, e.g.,, where just last month the town of Batesburg, S.C. unveils the monument mentioned in Walter Edgar’s piece.

  • Frank Skip Shaffer Mar 14, 2019 @ 9:19

    Hanson is correct. I cannot beat that, why should I re-write it.

  • Msb Mar 13, 2019 @ 5:37

    Again, a cemetery appears to be the appropriate location. Interesting that efforts to remove this statue succeeded because the NC legislature’s efforts to thwart the decisions of local government (state’s rights with a vengeance) doesn’t apply here: the land is now private property and the residents want the statue gone.
    The voice of at least some of the people of Ft Myers speaks opposition to Lee.

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