‘Changing history’? Many Confederate monuments date back just decades

Trump complains that efforts to take down Confederate memorials amount to altering the past – but 32 have been dedicated in the past 17 years

“You are changing history,” Donald Trump said on Tuesday of efforts to remove Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere across the United States. “You’re changing culture.”

History about as old as the George W Bush presidency, it turns out in a surprising number of cases – and culture stretching back to the heyday of Britney Spears.

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KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia

Stone Mountain Park, site of the second founding of the KKK in 1915, says it ‘condemns the beliefs and actions’ of the white supremacist group

Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park has denied the Ku Klux Klan’s request to burn a cross at the top of the mountain, where the second KKK was founded in 1915.

Joey Hobbs, of the Sacred Knights’ Ku Klux Klan, submitted a permit application request for 20 people to attend a cross-burning on top of the mountain, which is notorious for being tied to the KKK.

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