Journalists John Eligon and Trymaine Lee recently toured Southern states to take a measure of attitudes toward preserving the history of the Confederacy and slavery. Among those interviewed were descendants of enslavers, including Jefferson Davis, and enslaved. Opinions expressed include: “You can take his [Jefferson Davis] statues down . . . but they’ll never destroy the legend of the man,” and “It’s a reminder of hatred and all the wrongdoings that’s been done against African-Americans. . . . I do believe they have a right to their history, but not at the sake of ours. If you’re going to write part of the story, write the whole story. Tell what you did.” To read Eligon article, click here.
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