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Memorial Hall, a dorm at Vanderbilt University, used to be Confederate Memorial Hall. The first word is being removed from an inscription on the building. John Russell/Vanderbilt University hide caption

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Hundreds of people participate in a rally to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag outside the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Feb. 18, a month after flag supporters gathered there for their own event. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Reverence And Rage: Southerners Battle Over Relics Of The Confederacy

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Protesters close their eyes in silent prayer as they stand on the South Carolina Statehouse steps during a rally to take down the Confederate flag, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press hide caption

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Waverly Adcock, a sergeant and founder of the West Augusta Guard, prepares his company for inspection and battle at a Civil War re-enactment in Virginia. Sara Smith, whose great-great-grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, holds the Confederate battle flag. Courtesy of Jesse Dukes hide caption

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

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When Slavery Overshadows Confederate History

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