Posted on February 7, 2022

73 Confederate Statues Removed or Renamed Last Year

TuAnh Dam, Axios, February 3, 2022

73 Confederate statues were removed or renamed in 2021, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC.)


{snip} Removing the memorials is a “first and essential step in combating the white supremacist values of the Confederacy,” the SPLC wrote.


By the numbers: 723 Confederate monuments remain in the U.S., with one in Puerto Rico.

  • The SPLC also found that there are 741 roadways, 201 schools and 22 holidays that honor the Confederacy and “do important cultural work to reinforce white supremacy.”