As ransom demands go, this one was a bit different. After a heavy, ornately carved limestone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis disappeared last month from…View More After Threats to Turn It Into a Toilet, a Confederate Monument Is Recovered
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — One sunny day last spring, Bridgette Craighead was dancing the Electric Slide with three police officers in the grass next to…View More The Officers Danced at a Black Lives Matter Rally. Then They Stormed the Capitol.
In the culture wars that spilled over during President Donald Trump’s time in office, the most visible flash point was whether to preserve or destroy…View More After the Riot, What’s the Future of Art in the Capitol?
WASHINGTON — The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack…View More Capitol Riot Costs Will Exceed $30 Million, Official Tells Congress
In January 2019, the Jefferson Circuit Court ruled in favor of the city, arguing that the state law violated a municipality’s right to free speech.…View More For a Civil Rights Hero, 90, a New Battle Unfolds on His Childhood Street
The police are investigating the disappearance of a seven-foot-tall wooden phallus that was removed from its post atop Grünten mountain in southern Bavaria last weekend,…View More German Phallus Statue Vanishes From Mountain, Then Reappears (Sort of)
FAIRVIEW, Ky. — Drive down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in western Kentucky, past Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and take a right…View More Is There a Place for the President of the Confederacy?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — “Can we forget the crack of the whip, cowhide, whipping-post, the auction-block, the hand-cuffs, the spaniels, the iron collar, the negro-trader tearing…View More Turning Grief for a Hidden Past Into a Healing Space
LEXINGTON, Va. — It’s a short drive in Lexington from a home on Confederate Circle past the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery and over to the…View More A Virginia Town Built Around Confederate Generals Re-Examines Its Identity
Of the 130 universities that play major college football, only one — Iowa State — has a stadium named after an African-American person. The namesake…View More A Stadium at Iowa State Says His Name: Jack Trice