( CNN) More than 150 times after the Civil War purposed, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, shrines and historic markers across the United States.

A nationwide debate circumventing the above issues has been underway since Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015 in an attempt to “start a race conflict.” And it flared up again after grey nationalists rallied last weekend to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counterprotester was killed amid brutal confrontations between demonstrators.

The National Register of Historic Places does not save a detailed list of Confederate tributes. In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center distinguished 1,503 Confederate “place names and other emblems in public spaces” across the nation but acknowledged such studies was “far from comprehensive.” Some Civil War shrines in the South, such as at battlegrounds, do not have pro-Confederate symbolism.


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