Civil War

Paloma Wu holds a Black Lives Matter banner while calling for a new Mississippi state flag, while current flag supporters wave the flag as both sides make their sentiments known.
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo
AP News
June 29, 2020 - 11:39 am
Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue
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KYW In Depth
June 25, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Across the country, Americans are reckoning with statues of controversial figures throughout history, from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee to Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo. But this isn’t the first time in history that people have protested monuments of prominent people. KYW In Depth takes a...
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Organizers of the Juneteenth Brotherly Love Silent Men’s March, from left: Richard Washington, Kyle the Conductor, Taj Murdock, Eric Marsh.
Brotherly Love Silent Men’s March
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2020 - 8:31 am
June 19, 2020, marks the 155th anniversary of the date the last enslaved Africans in America learned they were free. There are campaigns in Congress to make Juneteenth — what some call "the true African American Independence Day" — a federal holiday. Read more here.
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Delaware County Council
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Jim Melwert
January 06, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Three recently elected Democrats were sworn in as Delaware County Council members Monday, not only ending Republican rule dating back to the Civil War, but also giving Democrats a 5-0 majority. Read more here.
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A statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
Steve Helber/AP Photo, File
AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:48 am
An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.
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Syrian troops deploy in the northern town of Tal Tamr, Monday, Oct 14, 2019.
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 6:19 pm
Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.
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People welcome Syrian troops
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria on Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. Read more here.
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A special service was held Sunday honoring some of the region's Civil War veterans at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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Justin Udo
May 26, 2019 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special service was held today honoring those from our area who gave their lives fighting in the Civil War. In 1868, Laurel Hill Cemetery held Philadelphia's first observance of Memorial Day. "This was a focal point for all the dead of the Civil War, and we lost...
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The original telegram of Abraham Lincoln's death.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For $500,000, you can own a piece of American history dating back to the assassination of the nation's 16th president. The original handwritten document notifying the country of Abraham Lincoln's death is currently up for sale by The Raab Collection , based in Ardmore...
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Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis,stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Julie Bennett/AP Photo
February 08, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders...
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