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Former Home State Of Confederate Capital Confronts Awkward History

Across the South, images and symbols associated with the Confederacy are coming under new scrutiny — and no other state has more reminders of that era than Virginia, which housed the one-time capital of the Confederacy.
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A Good Read: A White Woman On 'Being An Excuse' For Deadly Racism

A new piece in The New Republic — written by a white woman — digs into how white femininity gets used as an excuse for white supremacy, with deadly consequences.
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Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For Retailers

Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.
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Confederate Flag Debate Symbolizes Rapid Change In The South

NPR's Rachel Martin talks about southern history with William Ferris, associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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4 Forgotten Fads Of The Past

A quartet of quirky fads faded away into the American mist.
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The Long And Divisive History Of The Confederate Flag

Renee Montagne talks to historian John Coski of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., about the history of the Confederate battle flag, and why it symbolizes so many different things.
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S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.
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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
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Church Tragedy Inspires Many To Learn More About Charleston's History

Some academics, librarians and history students have been rallying around the hashtag Charleston Syllabus, suggesting readings that might help inform the public of some of the city's history.
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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.

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