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Two Mississippi Reps Vote To Keep White Supremacist Statues In U.S. Capitol

U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Black Democrat, was the lone Mississippi member to vote in favor of removing monuments devoted to white supremacists from the halls of the nation’s Capitol today. A 285-120 majority passed the bill, House Resolution 3005, this evening with all 120 nay votes coming from Republican members, including two from Mississippi.

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UM Confederate Cemetery Rendering
Investigations

The Past Isn’t Dead: UM’s Winding Road to a Fight Over a Statue and a Cemetery

A trail of documents and emails shows how a plan to relocate the University of Mississippi’s rebel-soldier statue turned into an enhanced Confederate cemetery some call a “shrine.” But it didn’t happen overnight. The MFP’s investigation unpacks several years of machinations and strategy and lifts the curtain on how it happened.

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