A Boom in Confederate Monuments, on Private Land

Unlike the Confederate memorials of yesteryear, erected in busy public squares, today’s are mostly appearing far from the bustle of daily life.

Far From Dixie, Outcry Grows Over a Wider Array of Monuments

By TRIP GABRIEL August 25, 2017 It began with calls to remove Confederate generals. But since the violence in Charlottesville, Va., two weeks ago, the anger from the left over monuments and public images deemed racist, insensitive or inappropriate has...

In Washington, a Truly Underground Arts Scene

By AVANTIKA CHILKOTI August 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Roaming the streets of the Dupont Circle neighborhood about 20 years ago, Julian Hunt spotted a grimy staircase leading down from the pavement to a boarded-up door. He spent many hours on the phone and...

Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly

By STEPHANIE SAUL August 9, 2017 OXFORD, Miss. — Other than William Faulkner and the father and son quarterbacks Archie and Eli Manning, few figures in this town’s history are better known locally than Lucius Q. C. Lamar. A professor at Ole Miss...