Monumental Change: The Fight To Take Down Confederate Symbols In the US | theSkimm

Monumental Change: The Fight To Take Down Confederate Symbols In the US

Published on: Jun 19, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

In recent weeks, there’s been a renewed push to remove symbols of the Confederacy: including flags, statues and the names of some military bases. Some protestors have been tearing statues down. And local officials are also making moves to remove them. We’ll break down why the debate around getting rid of these statues is really a debate about how we understand history- and the legacy of slavery in the US.  

Also: all 50 states have started reopening. But health experts are warning: COVID-19 is still here. And as cases spike, state and local governments are at odds. 

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