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When Cooperstown Almost Changed From Museum to Mausoleum

When Cooperstown Almost Changed From Museum to Mausoleum

The gravestone of the Yankees great Lou Gehrig at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
A Communist Icon Toppled in Ukraine Is Restored. In England.

A Communist Icon Toppled in Ukraine Is Restored. In England.

A statue of Friedrich Engels in Manchester, England, where he conducted research in the 1840s. The British artist Phil Collins had the statue trucked from Ukraine.
Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly

Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly

The Lucius Q.C. Lamar House Museum in Oxford, Miss. At Ole Miss, a plaque will be added at Lamar Hall describing his slaveholding and opposition to Reconstruction.
In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest

In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest

A statue of Guan Yu, a third-century general worshiped as a god in several Chinese religions, before and after it was covered in East Java Province, in Indonesia.
White Nationalists March on University of Virginia

White Nationalists March on University of Virginia

White nationalists rallied at a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Friday. Student protesters resisting the rally stood with a banner at the
Man Charged After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Deadly Violence

Man Charged After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Deadly Violence

A car slammed into a group of counterprotesters after a rally by white nationalists on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. killing at least one and injuring at least 19.

State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters for the second day in a row over a plan to remove the statue
The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm

The words “Black Lives Matter” could still be faintly read on the base of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va., after workers cleaned it following vandalism in June 2015.
State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed

State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed

One of the statues on the grounds of the former courthouse depicts Confederate Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge.

Protesters in Durham Topple a Confederate Monument

Officials around the country have removed or considered removing Confederate relics. But in North Carolina on Monday, activists took matters into their own hands.

Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue in Durham

Days after clashes in Charlottesville, Va., protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in North Carolina for nearly a century.
Holocaust Memorial in Boston Is Vandalized for Second Time This Summer

Holocaust Memorial in Boston Is Vandalized for Second Time This Summer

Broken glass being cleaned up on Monday at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston.
Protester Arrested in Toppling of Confederate Statue in Durham

Protester Arrested in Toppling of Confederate Statue in Durham

Protesters pulled down a statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday, leaving just the pedestal outside the old Durham County courthouse.
Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’

Workers removed the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Baltimore.
Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

A bystander taking a picture of a Confederate monument taken down in Baltimore early Wednesday.
Defiant, Trump Laments Assault on Culture and Revives a Bogus Pershing Story

Defiant, Trump Laments Assault on Culture and Revives a Bogus Pershing Story

President Trump at Trump Tower in New York this week.
Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

Hungarians stand over the toppled statue of Joseph Stalin on Oct. 23, 1956.
Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

Hungarians stand over the toppled statue of Joseph Stalin on Oct. 23, 1956.
Political Rage Over Statues? Old News in the Old World

Political Rage Over Statues? Old News in the Old World

Workers unloaded the head of a sculpture of Lenin for an exhibition of monuments in Berlin in 2015. The statue stood in East Berlin until the authorities removed it after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

A statue of the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson in Richmond, Va. It “faces north, supposedly as if to continue the fight,” Jackson’s great-great-grandsons wrote in an open letter calling for the