"There is no disrespect to the dead with the removal of the plaque and stone," said a written statement from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, after the removal of the memorial. My post on the subject is here, where there's been a discussion under way for a couple hours. In that time, I walked over to Forest Hill and found the Confederate’s Rest section: I had hoped that perhaps the plaque was not yet gone, because I wanted to read the text.
Here's our previous discussion. (I said: "What is the point of this? To facilitate political discrimination?") Here's news from last night: Despite an impassioned plea from Mayor Paul Soglin, the Madison City Council on Tuesday reje...
Cities across the country have been removing Confederate monuments, but for the most part, it’s been limited to cities on the east coast. But those monuments aren’t just located in
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Richmond's mayor said Wednesday that Virginia's capital city will consider removing or relocating its prominent Confederate statues.
The mayor in traditionally liberal Madison, Wisconsin, has ordered the removal of a cemetery's monuments to Confederate soldiers, saying the Civil War was "a defense of the deplorable practice of … Click to Continue »