Charlotte wondering what to do about Confederate monument celebrating largest parade in city's historyBreaking News
tags: Confederate flag
For decades, the block of granite, perched on a hill and under a tree, went ignored.
But the monument, engraved with a Confederate flag, memorializes what is believed to be the largest event to ever hit Charlotte – surpassing even the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
The memorial was unveiled at a June 1929 gathering that threw Charlotte into the national spotlight. It served to honor the “valor of the Confederate soldier” and capped a four-day celebration that serenaded soldiers with a large parade.
Today, the Charlotte marker is back in the spotlight – this time, raising questions about preserving and explaining symbols of the Confederacy.
The reunion monument remained in obscurity until last month, when nine black parishioners were shot to death in a historic black church in Charleston. Photos of the alleged killer displaying a Confederate battle flag surfaced, sparking a public outcry against display of the Confederate flag.
comments powered by Disqus
- Fake News and Fervent Nationalism Got a Senator Tarred as a Traitor During WWI
- Debunking Viral Story, Art Historian Says ‘Allah’ Does Not Appear on Ancient Viking Garment
- Will Trump Be Remembered as the Worst President in History? Almost Half Think So
- Thank This Man For Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume
- Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way
- Thomas Childers says we’ve got the Nazis wrong in 5 different ways
- National security expert Tom Nichols: “Hey, I’m unstable” is a bad look for the president
- Fake news? It’s nothing new, says Trinity College Dublin historian
- Historian discovers early Reformation writings “hiding in plain sight”
- Victor Davis Hanson says we shouldn’t be rushing to war with North Korea