Roundup of Alabama monument news

Above is a map of the location of our state’s soon to be newest memorial to the Confederacy. I’m also including a few articles here about the fight over monuments in Alabama right now, which might help give us better localized context both to the present debate and to the ongoing historical struggle over the meaning of these monuments. In particular, pay attention to the location of this new monument (you can zoom in and out on the map above, get directions to various places, etc.) How does this differ from the ¬†historical placement of these monuments? What does the spatial location of this monument suggest about the intended meaning and purpose of this new monument?

 

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