CIVIL WAR

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate statues

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. (WFXB) – It’s been nearly 152 years since the American Civil War ended, but some states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, commemorate the Confederacy today on what they call ‘Confederate Memorial Day.’ But in neighboring state Louisiana, in the wee hours of this Monday morning, workers began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments, the latest…

NJ school apologizes for ‘slave auction’ posters

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (WFXB) – More than 150 years after the Civil War, slavery is still an important lesson in schools. But a New Jersey school found a homework assignment touched a raw nerve with parents. Fifth graders at South Mountain Elementary School in South Orange studying the Colonial Era were given an option to create an advertisement – and…