7 Things Everyone Should Know About Confederate Monuments
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7 Things Everyone Should Know About Confederate Monuments

Scattered throughout this country are statues and monuments dedicated to the remembrance of specific people in a specific time and place. For the South, it is quite common to stroll through a park and see the bust or a full figured cast of a man in bronze atop a cement pillar with engraved plagues telling the spectators the history behind these confederate soldiers or political leaders. These monuments are tall, robust, clad in “heritage” and “history”. And yet, they mark a moment in time when slavery was the foundational part of the economy, and violence toward Black people was so deeply engrained in society. Confederate monuments are not simply cement and bronze; they are intentionally placed racist markers meant to cement white supremacy within the culture of society.
Here are 7 things everyone should know about confederate monuments:
Symbols of oppression for Black people. During the period of Reconstruction and after the Civil War, organizations like the Daughters of the Confe..