Robert Lee

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Recy Taylor photographed in 2010. Her rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Phelan M Ebenhack

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on the night of September 3rd, 1944, whe(...)

The controversial statue in Memphis, Tennessee, of Nathan Bedford Forrest,  a civil war general who was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the sixth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Memphis. Driving(...)

Portraying former US president Abraham Lincoln, James Getty recites the Gettysburg Address during a commemoration of its  150th anniversary at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

When Abraham Lincoln delivered his acclaimed Gettysburg address 150 years ago yesterday, many at the scene of the famous civil war battle missed much (...)