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Police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Monday. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The shroud that had obscured the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va.'s, Emancipation Park since August was removed Wednesday morning. A judge ruled the shroud, as well as one over a Stonewall Jackson monument in a second park, was obstructing the right of the public to view the memorials. Hawes Spencer/WCVE hide caption

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This statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from a park in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday night, following the sale of the park to a nonprofit group. Adrian Sainz/AP hide caption

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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Looking 'Beyond The Big House' And Into The Lives Of Slaves

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The Washington National Cathedral decided to remove the Confederate battle flag from its windows last year. Its leaders decided this week to take down stained-glass windows portraying Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Courtesy of The National Cathedral hide caption

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Students walk through an entrance above which is engraved "Stonewall Jackson" at Jackson Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford for NPR hide caption

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These Oklahoma City Schools Are Named For Confederate Generals ... Or Are They?

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A statue depicting Confederate Gen. and former Georgia Gov. John Brown Gordon on horseback outside the Georgia Statehouse in Atlanta earlier this month. Gordon was also reputed to be a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday. The city council voted to cover the statues to symbolize the city's mourning of Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators march from the courthouse to the jail in Durham, N.C. Dozens of protesters attempted to turn themselves in to law enforcement Thursday in solidarity with those who have been arrested for toppling a Confederate monument earlier this week. Jonathan Drew/AP hide caption

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Tom Lever and Aaliyah Jones, both of Charlottesville, Va., put up a sign that reads "Heather Heyer Park" at the base of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park on Tuesday, in Charlottesville, Va. Julia Rendleman/AP hide caption

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Baltimore city workers remove graffiti from the pedestal where a statue dedicated to Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson stood on Wednesday. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating confederate heroes from city parks overnight, following the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Va. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Va. The "Unite the Right" rally aimed to save the statue, which the city council has voted to remove. But several cities have now reacted to the rally by hastening the removal of their own Confederate monuments. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed Friday from Lee Circle in New Orleans. Lee's was the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote on a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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A statue to Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard is the third post-Civil War monument to come down in New Orleans. The bronze statue was taken down from its previous spot at the entrance to City Park just after 3 a.m. local time Wednesday. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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The statue of Jefferson Davis is removed from its base in New Orleans as police officers stand watch early Thursday. Demonstrators both for and against the removal of Confederate-era statues had gathered at the site. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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