BRANDENBURG, Ky. – The confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years, and has led to a legal battle finally has a new home.
The southern monument is now behind me here in Riverfront Park in Brandenburg, Kentucky. City officials re-dedicated the monument and say it is an important part of Brandenburg’s rich civil war history.
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But not everyone is happy about the statue of the confederate soldier is there. Protesters who showed up for the dedication to believe that it is a symbol of racial inequality and a painful reminder of slavery. Brandenburg city officials clearly see it differently and say that it’s about honoring the soldiers.
“We all have our opinions about the history, but I never looked at this thing if the representatives of slavery. You know, this is a confederate veterans monument, and that is all,” said Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner. He says, ” it’s about the veterans.”
The protesters Rae Strobel. “We should not forget history, but the remembering of our history, of what the confederacy stood for. That the confederacy stood for racial injustice.”
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