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Why Are There Over 13,000 Confederate Statues Located Throughout The United States?

Confederate Monument - NE frieze mammy - Arlington National Cemetery - 2011
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The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday stirred a long simmering debate about Confederate statues, with many people demanding their removal and many arguing history should not be erased. The Charlottesville protests centered around Emancipation Park, where there is a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee. White supremacists say the reason they wanted to hold their…

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