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The Monuments Must Go

Jack Christian and Warren Christian Slate
An open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

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Taking Down New Orleans’ Monuments: Not What You Think

Greg Laden Science Blogs
The back and forth between Democrats and White Supremacists on one hand and Republicans and Free Blacks on the other hand had involved military and paramilitary battles, individual homicides, massive voter intimidation efforts, and so on. The Colfax Massacre was a key point in that series of events. The Battle of Liberty Place was a continuation.

Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA's Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?

Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams
Last week, as New Orleans completed the controversial and long-awaited task of taking down Confederate monuments from its public spaces, Mayor Mitch Landrieu marked the occasion by delivering a speech that has since been lauded as "stunning," "incredible," "powerful," and "a clear-eyed view of our past as well as our present. "Many said the speech would go down in history.
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