Last updated 7/9/2020 at 10:32am
In his recent letter, Bob Twomey expresses concern that there is “something sinister happening…to revise, rewrite and abolish our nation’s history.”
Twomey is referring to the legacy of slavery and the Civil War. He concedes that slavery was “wrong,” but that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. He contends that we can’t change that, so we must accept it.
I ask Mr. Twomey, “Whose history is (re)presented in those sites? Whose point of view is accepted as the “official” history that those objects represent?”
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