Robert E Lee

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The statue of Robert E Lee which stood in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Driving through some southern states of America on a recent road trip, a peculiar feature of the urban landscape became apparent. In New Orleans a hu(...)

The statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

A Virginia judge has ruled that local authorities in Charlottesville cannot remove two Confederate statues because they are war memorials protected b(...)

A statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Last month a Bill to grant local authorities the power to remove statues was defeated. Photograph: Salwan Georges/Washington Post via Getty Images

Two hours’ drive south of Washington DC, the factory chimneys and elevated rail tracks of Richmond appear on the horizon. The capital city of Virgini(...)

Flowers, candles and other items are placed in memory of Heather Heyer and for those affected by the violence at the site where a vehicle smashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder for kill(...)

University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle American Ci(...)

White supremacist Jason Kessler and members of the alt-right march to the White House on Sunday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters Sunday in Washington DC for the anniversary of their dead(...)

 A car  is driven into  protesters demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on  August 12th, 2017.  One woman, Heather Heyer, died and  19 were  injured. Photograph: AP

Less than three hours' drive southwest of Washington DC, the highway reaches the small city of Charlottesville. Located in the heart of Virginia near(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville last August. File photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

The organiser of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left an anti-fascist activist dead last summer, has been granted permi(...)

Martin Luther King: US contemplates his legacy amid polarised views as to what to do with statues of Confederate generals who fought for the pro-slavery south.

As the United States prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death next Thursday, the anniversary has prompted much soul-search(...)

President Donald Trump  glides through the chaos he craves and conjures, while everyone around him immolates and shivers. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Donald Trump slipped into the Oval Office through a wormhole of confusion about the American identity. We weren’t winning wars anymore. They just went(...)

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