Robert E. Lee

FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a descendant of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee, poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lee is stepping down as pastor of the
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A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice during an MTV awards show.

The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from  the Duke University Chapel days after it was vandalized.
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

Duke University quickly and quietly removed a controversial statue from its most iconic building over the weekend.

A statue on the portal of Duke Chapel bearing the likeness of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has been vandalized.
William Snead / Duke University

Protesters on Thursday marched on the Durham County courthouse in support of the demonstration that brought down a Confederate statue, while a monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee was vandalized nearby at Duke University.