Gov. Nathan Deal quietly struck Confederate Memorial Day from the state's official holiday calendar and removed the statue of a segregationist leader from the state grounds. State-issued license plates featuring the Rebel emblem have been altered, though only slightly. Statues and paintings of Confederate leaders in the statehouse are facing fresh criticism. And the state is set to unveil a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. outside the Capitol this month.
Abrams faces state Rep. Stacey Evans in next year's Democratic primary, and the race has quickly turned testy. She has faced criticism for refusing to rebuke protesters who chanted "support black women" at Evans at a progressive conference over the weekend.
Four high-profile Republicans are in the race, and several were critical of her stance. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said the state has taken "great strides" to add exhibits that give a more inclusive view of the Civil War.
"Instead of dividing Georgians with inflammatory rhetoric for political gain," he said, "we should work together to add to our history, not take from it."
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