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Across the South, Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond the battle flag

  • FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2008 file photograph taken in Jackson, Miss., the Mississippi state flag is framed by the unfinished stair railing on the stage under construction on the south steps of the Capitol. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday, June 22, 2015, that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2008 file photograph taken in Jackson, Miss., the Mississippi state flag is framed by the unfinished stair railing on the stage under construction on the south steps of the Capitol. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday, June 22, 2015, that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This image provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles shows the design of a proposed Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas was within its rights to refuse to issue the personalized license plates showing the Confederate flag. The court, in a 5-4 decision, rejected a challenge on the grounds of freedom of speech.   (AP Photo/Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, File)

    FILE - This image provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles shows the design of a proposed Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas was within its rights to refuse to issue the personalized license plates showing the Confederate flag. The court, in a 5-4 decision, rejected a challenge on the grounds of freedom of speech. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Mississippi flag hangs, with the other 49 state flags, in the subway between the U.S. Capitol and Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, S.C., a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Leaders of the Republican-controlled state are divided on whether to alter the Mississippi flag, a corner of which is made up of the Confederate battle flag. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    The Mississippi flag hangs, with the other 49 state flags, in the subway between the U.S. Capitol and Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, S.C., a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Leaders of the Republican-controlled state are divided on whether to alter the Mississippi flag, a corner of which is made up of the Confederate battle flag. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  (The Associated Press)

A Confederate monument stands next to the battle flag in front of the South Carolina Capitol. The statue of a white supremacist is nearby.

In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley can look out his office window and see an 88-foot-tall Confederate monument.

The Georgia Capitol is surrounded by statues of Confederate politicians and their successors in the era of Jim Crow segregation.

Those are just a few of the hundreds of state-sponsored Confederate and Jim Crow symbols across the Deep South and in surrounding states.

The displays go well beyond the Confederate battle flag that has gotten new attention since the arrest of Dylann Roof, who's charged with killing nine churchgoers at a historic black congregation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Widely circulated images have shown Roof holding the battle flag.