Winston-Salem Continues Nationwide Trend of Removing Confederate Monuments

Jeremy Binckes
Mar 15, 2019 - 5:00
Winston-Salem Continues Nationwide Trend of Removing Confederate Monuments

Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the latest locale to remove a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The city took down a statue that was constructed in 1905 in honor of the enslavement-supporting system that caused the state to join the Confederacy during the Civil War. The statue was eventually removed because the property on which it stands, a former courthouse, was turned into new apartments that are private property the Associated Press reported. North Carolina is home to 95 or more Confederate monuments in public places other than cemeteries, according to the AP. Following the removal of Confederate statues across the South, North Carolina passed a law in...

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