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Despite Lack Of Confederate Monuments, Furor Still Resonates In Connecticut

Despite Lack Of Confederate Monuments, Furor Still Resonates In Connecticut

Last weekend's violence in Virginia, sparked by neo-Nazis and white supremacists upset about the proposed removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, has hastened the removal of Confederate monuments across the South.

But Connecticut, with no public monuments to Confederate soldiers, has its own deep and complicated history with white nationalist movements.

"Connecticut has historically had white supremacist organizations and activity,’’ said Matthew W. Hughey, an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Connecticut's Africana Studies Institute.

"Cities like Brooklyn, Canaan, Greenwich, New London, Meriden, New Haven,...

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