The argument surrounding the Confederate flag and memorials continue to divide the country. One side feels hurt as the memories of slavery come in mind, while the opposite side feels discouraged from representing history and honoring the ones who lost their lives. The argument becomes more of an issue as the side opposing Confederate memorials seems to be neutral or supportive at Confederate statues in Black history museums. The side supporting memorials is under the impression that the resistance comes up o my when a benefit is seems and it does not truly represent the ideas posed. Suggestions are made to express history by building statues of unity until the argument comes to an acceptable conclusion for both sides. One thing is for sure; memorials and statues should serve as a reminder of unity and represent the efforts and sacrifices, not divide a country.
- At public hearings of the advisory group on Confederate memorials and street names, some residents declared themselves cruelly hurt by Confederate street names and a nationally acclaimed statue of an unarmed Confederate.
- Those museums, cemeteries, statues and memorials were recently created and maintained because of the stated wishes of some in the black community with no objection from any Confederate heritage groups.
- I was very discouraged by the mistaken assertions of various speakers about facts relating to our country’s history, especially that of the antebellum, war and postwar periods.
“”I was very discouraged by the mistaken assertions of various speakers about facts relating to our country’s history, especially that of the antebellum, war and postwar periods — even about our Founding Fathers.””