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A compromise on the Confederate monument issue
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Editor: Having read the Statesboro Herald’s account of the lively Tuesday evening meeting of the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners, it seems to me that it is neither kind nor wise to attack other people’s cultural symbols, or on the other hand, to wave one’s own symbols in others’ faces. Instead of arguing about taking down the statue of the Confederate soldier on the Statesboro courthouse square, I suggest that monies ought to be collected by some private organization, exactly as the United Daughters of the Confederacy did in 1906, and a monument to the achievements of the civil rights movement ought to be erected on another corner of the courthouse square. Together, both historical monuments would celebrate, remind, and admonish us about the events of the past, and encourage us to live and work together in the future.
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