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100+ Confederate symbols removed in the wake of George Floyd’s death

100+ Confederate symbols removed in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Mass protests this year against the murders of Black people by police and vigilantes have fostered a widespread commitment to eradicating systemic racism and have further invigorated the fight to remove Confederate iconography from public spaces. Since George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, more than 100 Confederate symbols across the U.S. have been taken down. “Confederate symbols revere a secessionist army...

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