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States with the most Confederate memorials

  • #2. Texas

    - Total number of Confederate symbols: 207
    - City with the most Confederate symbols: Alvin (8 symbols)
    - Number of symbol removals since 1880: 20

    Petitions throughout Texas are calling for the removal or relocation of dozens of Confederate monuments, including in Marshall, Texarkana, and Austin. Several of the calls are for the Confederate monuments—many of which are on government property—to be moved to museums or historic cemeteries rather than on the front steps of official buildings or in public view.

    [Pictured: Workers remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 14, 2017.]

  • #1. Virginia

    - Total number of Confederate symbols: 242
    - City with the most Confederate symbols: Alexandria (29 symbols)
    - Number of symbol removals since 1880: 14

    Virginia, home to the most Confederate symbols in the United States, has been a central focus of protests that erupted worldwide following the death of George Floyd. Protestors took it upon themselves to take down monuments to Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and Christopher Columbus.

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on June 4 ordered the removal of a 60-foot monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stood downtown for 130 years. The move came amid extensive protests and widespread defacing of the sculpture. Hundreds of photographs taken following extensive graffiti work done on that and other Confederate monuments throughout Richmond depict families, dancers, couples, artists, and activists posing in front of the transformed symbols. The bronze statue of Lee in Richmond is slated for removal ahead of the stone base of the monument.

    [Pictured: People gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument on June 18, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia.]

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