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Do we dare display the whole Civil War story?

Do we dare display the whole Civil War story?”

However, the differing curriculums surrounding the civil war have been highlighted following both Charlottesville and the recent Confederate symbol backlash.

To renounce those views, I for one, want to thank guest columnist (Aug. 20) Spencer Lawton, a sixth generation Savannahian and descendant of a Confederate general, for his courageous and impassioned column that made a stand against Confederate monuments. The man had what authorities believed to be the makings of a bomb, according to a release from the local U.S. Attorney's Office.

It was last week that a "Unite The Right" white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia in protest of the removal of a Confederate statue in the city's Emancipation Park. That's a statue to the common man, even one on the wrong side of history. You may well disagree with me on some, if not all, of what I said - that is your right as an American.

"The historical and cultural significance of the Confederate statues on our campus - and the connections that individuals have with them - are severely compromised by what they symbolize", Fenves further explained.

Seattleites rediscovered a little-mentioned memorial to Confederate soldiers tucked away in a private cemetery in Volunteer Park. Most of the entries are drawn from the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center. "The majority of voters have said in surveys for years that most school textbooks are more concerned with being politically correct than with accurately providing information".

The cemetery received so many threatening calls that it closed for several days.

When asked about their take on the president's view of the attack on American monuments, more voters - by double-digits - believe the gesture is more harmful than helpful.

It continued when those conventions sent commissioners to other Southern states to convince them to join the new secessionist nation, who joined the new nation's vice president in declaring white supremacy to be the "cornerstone" of the Confederacy. But New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landreiu, who was behind a successful effort to remove monuments in his city, said it was "correcting history".

I grew up 90 miles from Jackson with odes to the War of Northern Aggression all around me in Neshoba County. I wonder what may happen when these folks realize that the Arlington National Cemetery was established on the grounds of, and named for, Arlington House which had been the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee.

And, Republican "leaders" like Mitt Romney, John Kasich, John McCain, and Marco Rubio, who condemned Trump for what he said during his press conference, will continue to play the media's patsy. Trump said at a bruising press conference on August 15. I like the melting pot just fine, thank you.

The better question is, "Where does it start?" They were meant to reassert the power of white people, said Jonathan Leib, Chair of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

Some are a bit easier.

General Robert E. Lee was a major figure in the Confederate Army during the American civil war and led the fight for the preservation of slavery amongst other things. Apologists' claim that the monuments honor a culture devoted to states' rights is transparent trash: The states' right the Confederacy fought to preserve was slavery, as its vice president acknowledged when he said that the breakaway regime's "foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition".

The momentum around these symbols in the wake of Charlottesville is strong, and tensions are high.

The anger at Monday night's meeting, during which three people were arrested, forced the council to abandon its agenda and focus instead on the tragedy that surrounded the rally.



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