These statues serve as reminders of the South's attempt to twist the Civil War's narrative in its favor. Our society needs to remember all of its history- even the attempts to change it. If we remove them, we would be erasing this important aspect of our history.
We should preserve these statues, but make sure that these figures' true story is told. In this way, we can promote America's true history, while also ensuring that the public knows that attempts to rewrite history will be unsuccessful.