Mississippi’s House and Senate voted Sunday to retire the state flag bearing the Confederate battle emblem. A new flag will be voted on in November.

Pressure is growing to strip the names of Confederate officers from 10 U.S. military bases. Who were these men, and what were they really known for?

As the nation grapples with questions of race, removing Confederate Army symbols is under discussion at the highest levels of the Pentagon. Retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus wrote in an essay, “Now, belatedly, is the moment for us to pay such attention.”

States are debating how to put Confederate statues in historical context – a reminder their meaning is shaped by the 21st century as much as the 19th. The future of America’s past: Should we ‘explain’ Confederate statues?Confederate statues in context: The future of America’s past?