Breaking News: Motion Picture Academy invites large and demographically broad group of 322 new members
Los Angeles Times | June 26, 2015 | 11:23 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a large and demographically broad group of 322 new members, including David Oyelowo, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Stone and director Justin Lin.
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That’s pretty much the sentiment here at the memorial, which includes granite plaques detailing episodes and figures from the Confederacy. Lambert and the Sons of Confederate Veterans built the park after raising $150,000 six years ago.“It’s just a preservation of heritage, of what the war was really about,” said Lambert, 67, a wiry farmer, welder and native Floridian.“Why does it resonate so strongly with us?” he said. “Because we know the history.”Public sentiment has turned against the Confederate flag in the wake of the shooting of nine African American church members in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, and the arrest of a self-described white supremacist. Wal-Mart and other retailers have stopped selling Confederate merchandise. Public officials have called for the removal of Confederate battle flags, memorials and monuments across the country.