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West Point Starts Removing Confederate Monuments from Campus

HeadlineDec 28, 2022

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has begun removing Confederate monuments from its New York state campus following a congressional review and Pentagon orders to take down or rename 13 Confederate “assets and memorabilia.” The removal includes a portrait of General Robert E. Lee, who was a graduate and superintendent of West Point. The Southern Poverty Law Center says over 230 Confederate symbols have been removed or renamed in the U.S. since May 2020, when racial justice protests swept the country.

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