South Carolina Lawmakers Propose Statue Honoring Black Confederate Soldiers

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Two South Carolina state representatives want to solve the national controversy over Confederate monuments in the most "dangerous" possible way: by putting up a statue of black rebel soldiers who supposedly fought for the South's right to own slaves.

On Monday, Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns proposed a monument to black Confederate soldiers, whose contributions they say have been historically overlooked.

"This history is the truth and is being whitewashed," Burns, who is white, told the Post-Courier. "Some of our history is good and some of our history is not so good. But they deserve to be honored for what they did on behalf of South Carolina."

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