Black pastors, Confederate descendants share Civil War history in Tennessee town

LEESBURG, Virginia — Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen filled a swimming pool with cement and garbage rather than permit its integration.

Rewriting the Civil War Story

In small Southern towns, blacks and whites seek small changes to Confederate statues.

Congress, public bid farewell to “generational” Senator John McCain

By ZACH SELBY and CHRIS CIOFFI Capital News Service WASHINGTON – John McCain, “a drum major for courage, truth and justice,” was honored by family, friends and colleagues Friday in a United States Capitol Rotunda service. “This is one of…

Maryland Sons of Confederates Veterans officers say Civil War not about slavery

CATONSVILLE, Maryland — A huge Confederate flag flies above the family home of retired Air Force Lt. Col. John P. Zebelean III. In the yard is a redbud tree grown from a cutting of one belonging to Gen. Robert E. Lee. A cat named Sherman, after the famous Union general, mills about.

In North Carolina city, political disenfranchisement colored Confederate statue debate

ELIZABETH CITY, North Carolina — As a little girl growing up in this segregated eastern port city, Bettie Parker’s parents told her, “When you see the Confederate flag on a car, run.”