Report: 110 Confederate monuments removed in United States since 2015

The statue of Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia  Courtesy of The Associated Press

(AP) – It took generations to erect all the nation's Confederate monuments, and a new report shows they're being removed at a pace of about three each month.

A study released Monday by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows 110 Confederate monuments have been removed nationwide since 2015. That's when a racist shooting at a black church in South Carolina energized a movement against such memorials.

The number includes schools and roads that have been renamed, plus statues and rebel flags that have been taken down. But the report says there are still more than 1,700 memorials that remain nationwide.

The head of the pro-monument group Sons of Confederate Veterans says it's still erecting new memorials. It's constructing a museum in Tennessee dedicated to telling the "Southern side" of the war.

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