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Thursday, September 05, 2019
‘Jefferson Davis Highway’ Signs Come Down In Arlington County. (WAMU)
As NPR reported in 2017, the monuments spoke more to the racial tensions in the country at the time than they did to the Civil War.
Efforts to remove the myriad monuments to the Confederacy increased in recent years, following a mass shooting in a church in Charleston, North Carolina, perpetrated by a white supremacist in 2015, and a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. In the last two years, many statues have been removed, and schools, streets and public buildings across the country named for Confederates, slave owners, and white supremacists, have been renamed.