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The Confederate monument on the west side of the North Carolina State Capital grounds is dismantled and loaded on a flat bed truck on Salisbury Street on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Across the United States, there are calls to remove monuments and statues dedicated to the Civil War with much controversy. ​

Some supporters of the statues argue that the they are merely symbols that are part of history and heritage.  However, most were erected three decades after the Civil War ended. ​

Those asking for the statues to come down argue that the statues are painful reminders of Jim Crow and racial terror. ​

What is the history behind these monuments?​

Image citation: "Confederate Monument at the North Carolina State Capital Grounds is Dismantled." Tribune Content Agency Photos, 2020. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpointslink.gale.com/apps/doc/NSQALN980154652/OVIC?u=chic13716&sid=OVIC&xid=89cd24cf. Accessed 11 Feb. 2021.

 

For more information on the topic, view this Pictorial Presentation, "All Falls Down," by Librarian Fumilayo Tyehimba-Rufai. 

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