History is the road map that we should learn from, but how far should history be a reminder of the past? Many of the Confederate memorials are the topic of debate as there is a rising demand to have them removed from various states in the United States. They may remind people of the past in the United States, but many see these memorials remaining as a symbol to one of the deepest pains in the country.
- Communities throughout the United States are in the midst of a widespread reconsideration of symbols of the Confederacy and white supremacy.
- The calls for removal of monuments as a new part of twenty-first-century life, protests over the display of Confederate monuments and emblems go back decades.
- This issue of History News features three articles, each offering perspectives on the history and present-day legacy of the symbols and history of slavery and the Confederacy.
“Communities throughout the United States are in the midst of a widespread reconsideration of symbols of the Confederacy and white supremacy.”