Saturday, July 18, 2015

Debate in North Carolina Over Confederate Monuments-- Part 1

From the July 6, 2015, WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)

Some in North Carolina are not only questioning the Confederate flag but also Confederate monuments located on public property.  A state database on Civil War monuments shows that more than 70 of the state's 100 counties have at least one memorial to the Confederacy and 17 have multiple ones.

These include federal and state markers, historic trails and private monuments linked to the Confederacy.  Most were built to honor Confederate soldiers who died during the war.

Last week, a marker in a Durham-owned cemetery was spray-painted.  Mecklenberg County is discussing whether to remove a  monument in Charlotte which features a Confederate flag.

To Me, the Listing of the Confederate Markers Represents the Beginning of the Campaign for Their Removal.  --Old Secesh

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