Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

Following the Charleston massacre, the Southern Poverty Law Center launched an effort to catalog and map Confederate place names and other symbols in public spaces, both in the South and across the nation. This study, while far from comprehensive, identified a total of 1,503.

These include:

* 718 monuments and statues, nearly 300 of which are in Georgia, Virginia or North Carolina;

* 109 public schools named for Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis or other Confederate icons;

* 80 counties and cities named for Confederates;

*9 official Confederate holidays in six states; and

* 10 U.S. military bases named for Confederates.
— Booth Gunter, Jamie Kizzire, and Cindy Kent