Robert E. Lee is practically a fixture on campus. What will it take for the academy to pull down these totems of white supremacy?
A new report finds the city has one of the widest education gaps in the country, with white students more likely to be considered gifted.
After many thousands of Northerners died in a war aimed in part at freeing the slaves, white America lacked the will to follow through.
In 1861-65, Americans waged a war among themselves that remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. It began as a fight to preserve the Union but morphed into an abolitionist war to free 4 million men, women and children from bondage.
Civil rights activists have decried the memorial known as "Silent Sam" at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as a symbol of the state's racist heritage.
It's a clash of ideas and values that might be characterized as Charlottesville versus the neo-Confederacy.
The "Last Week Tonight" host argues that removing the racist symbols is a way to come to terms with American history.