President John F. Kennedy makes a nationwide televised broadcast on civil rights in the White House, June 11, 1963. Americans often look to presidents for moral clarity in critical moments.
The violence in Charlottesville erupted over protests about removing a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Another statue of Lee was removed earlier this year in New Orleans.
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Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to former Chief Justice of the United States Roger Taney in Annapolis, Md., early Friday. The State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds.
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