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America reckons with Confederate legacy

A crew works to take down the statue to Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond, Virginia, July 7. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

A crew works to take down the statue to Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond, Virginia, July 7. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

A crew works to take down the statue to Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond, Virginia, July 7. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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An image of Frederick Douglass is projected onto the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

An image of Frederick Douglass is projected onto the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

An image of Frederick Douglass is projected onto the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard lower the state flag at the State Capitol, a day after a bill was signed into law that would replace the state flag that includes a Confederate emblem, in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.   REUTERS/Suzi Altman

Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard lower the state flag at the State Capitol, a day after a bill was signed into law that would replace the state flag that includes a Confederate emblem, in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.  REUTERS/Suzi Altman

Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard lower the state flag at the State Capitol, a day after a bill was signed into law that would replace the state flag that includes a Confederate emblem, in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.  REUTERS/Suzi Altman
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Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard fold the state flag after it was lowered at the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.  REUTERS/Suzi Altman

Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard fold the state flag after it was lowered at the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.  REUTERS/Suzi Altman

Members of the Mississippi Honor Guard fold the state flag after it was lowered at the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, July 1.  REUTERS/Suzi Altman
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Crews stand around the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson after it was removed from the pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, July 1.   REUTERS/Julia Rendleman  

Crews stand around the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson after it was removed from the pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman  

Crews stand around the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson after it was removed from the pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman  
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Regina Pritchard watches in the rain as crews take down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. “My ancestors are crying tears of joy,” Pritchard said of the rain. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Regina Pritchard watches in the rain as crews take down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. “My ancestors are crying tears of joy,” Pritchard said of the rain. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Regina Pritchard watches in the rain as crews take down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. “My ancestors are crying tears of joy,” Pritchard said of the rain. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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A man supporting the Stonewall Jackson monument rushes to the base of the statue as people watch crews taking down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1.   REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

A man supporting the Stonewall Jackson monument rushes to the base of the statue as people watch crews taking down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

A man supporting the Stonewall Jackson monument rushes to the base of the statue as people watch crews taking down the statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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A woman takes a photo of the base of a Confederate monument after workers removed the obelisk that sat on top of it, in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A woman takes a photo of the base of a Confederate monument after workers removed the obelisk that sat on top of it, in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A woman takes a photo of the base of a Confederate monument after workers removed the obelisk that sat on top of it, in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Artist Dustin Klein projects an image of George Floyd onto the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, June 18. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Artist Dustin Klein projects an image of George Floyd onto the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, June 18. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Artist Dustin Klein projects an image of George Floyd onto the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, June 18. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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Workers remove a Confederate monument from in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 18. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Workers remove a Confederate monument from in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 18. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Workers remove a Confederate monument from in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Georgia, June 18. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A statue from the Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies after being toppled by protesters in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul    

A statue from the Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies after being toppled by protesters in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul    

A statue from the Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies after being toppled by protesters in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul    
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Behind a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, state workers prepare to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort , Kentucky, June 12. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Behind a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, state workers prepare to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort , Kentucky, June 12. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Behind a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, state workers prepare to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort , Kentucky, June 12. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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A man singing along Bob Marley's "One love" song near the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, during a rally against racial inequality in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul

A man singing along Bob Marley's "One love" song near the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, during a rally against racial inequality in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul

A man singing along Bob Marley's "One love" song near the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, during a rally against racial inequality in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul
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A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis defaced with paint after it was torn down, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10.    DYLAN GARNER - RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH /via REUTERS

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis defaced with paint after it was torn down, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10.  DYLAN GARNER - RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH /via REUTERS

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis defaced with paint after it was torn down, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10.  DYLAN GARNER - RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH /via REUTERS
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Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal in Richmond, Virginia, June 5.  
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Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal in Richmond, Virginia, June 5. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal in Richmond, Virginia, June 5. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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A construction team works to remove a statue of Confederate Commander Richard W. Dowling ahead of Juneteenth in Houston, Texas, June 17.  
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A construction team works to remove a statue of Confederate Commander Richard W. Dowling ahead of Juneteenth in Houston, Texas, June 17.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A construction team works to remove a statue of Confederate Commander Richard W. Dowling ahead of Juneteenth in Houston, Texas, June 17.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A driver yells out against protesters opposed to a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee while driving by in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Jay Paul

A driver yells out against protesters opposed to a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee while driving by in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Jay Paul

A driver yells out against protesters opposed to a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee while driving by in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Jay Paul
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A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is removed from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is removed from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is removed from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Crews add concrete barriers around the monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the early morning hours in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Crews add concrete barriers around the monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the early morning hours in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Crews add concrete barriers around the monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the early morning hours in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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A defaced Confederate monument stands in front of Dekalb County Courthouse in Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia, June 9. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A defaced Confederate monument stands in front of Dekalb County Courthouse in Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia, June 9. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A defaced Confederate monument stands in front of Dekalb County Courthouse in Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia, June 9. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A woman holds a sign while marching against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16.  
 REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A woman holds a sign while marching against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A woman holds a sign while marching against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A protest sign is held up in front of the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A protest sign is held up in front of the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A protest sign is held up in front of the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A woman walks past a defaced Confederate monument surrounded by protest posters in Decatur Square, Decatur, Georgia, June 10. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A woman walks past a defaced Confederate monument surrounded by protest posters in Decatur Square, Decatur, Georgia, June 10. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A woman walks past a defaced Confederate monument surrounded by protest posters in Decatur Square, Decatur, Georgia, June 10. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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Sinil Ralph, 17, (L), and Larwuson Mulbah, 18, pose for graduation photos at the base of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Sinil Ralph, 17, (L), and Larwuson Mulbah, 18, pose for graduation photos at the base of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Julia...more

Sinil Ralph, 17, (L), and Larwuson Mulbah, 18, pose for graduation photos at the base of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal, in Richmond, Virginia, June 10. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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Protesters hold signs as they march against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16.  REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

Protesters hold signs as they march against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

Protesters hold signs as they march against the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, June 16. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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The toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies on the ground after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17.  REUTERS/Jay Paul

The toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies on the ground after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul

The toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies on the ground after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul
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Workmen load and covering the toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, onto a truck after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul

Workmen load and covering the toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, onto a truck after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17....more

Workmen load and covering the toppled Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, onto a truck after protesters against racial inequality pulled it down overnight in Richmond, Virginia, June 17. REUTERS/Jay Paul
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A statue of President Abraham Lincoln stands as workers remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

A statue of President Abraham Lincoln stands as workers remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

A statue of President Abraham Lincoln stands as workers remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 13. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Protesters rally against racial inequality around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, with the colors of the Pride flag projected on it, in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul

Protesters rally against racial inequality around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, with the colors of the Pride flag projected on it, in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul

Protesters rally against racial inequality around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, with the colors of the Pride flag projected on it, in Richmond, Virginia, June 12. REUTERS/Jay Paul
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