The monument in Nashville's Centennial Park lists the names of more than 500 Confederate soldiers.
The statues are protected war memorials, regardless of whether they're seen as symbols of white supremacy, the judge said.
Statues of the musical icon and the civil rights hero will be sent to the National Statuary Hall.
An Alabama judge has declared a law protecting Confederate statues unconstitutional.
"No one learns at their best when they feel unsafe," Chancellor Carol L. Folt said in announcing her decision.
Hundreds gathered on the Chapel Hill campus to voice their opposition to a new building that would house "Silent Sam."
As a White woman, I had to pretend to be afraid of the real me, a Black woman.
The North Carolina officer's Three Percenters tattoo was visible as he stood guard near the "Silent Sam" Confederate memorial.
One person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The Silent Sam statue, located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been a target of vandalism and protests for decades.
A pair of Confederate statues were taken down Wednesday night after a nonprofit organization bought the parks they stood in.
A statue of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest came down first on Wednesday, just hours after the sale ordinance was signed.
On Fox News, Trump's chief of staff calls Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee an "honorable man ... who gave up his country to fight for his state."
"It’s a slippery slope," says Ryan Zinke.
Everyday people are risking their lives to help each other.
The U.S. debate over Confederate statues will look familiar to a lot of nations.