You’re Probably Wrong About Confederate Monuments


Misinformation abounds about the removal of Confederate monuments in across the Southern United States. In this video, I discuss the common misconceptions about these statues. Join me in making treason odious.

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[2] “City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Divisive Confederate Statues Commemorating ‘Cult of the Lost Cause’” (2017).

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