The monument to the state’s Civil War dead is just one of five Confederate monuments on the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh. Our statehouse displays no statues to celebrate the interracial Fusion movement of the 1890s. We have no monuments on our courthouse lawns to the interracial civil rights movement that helped to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There are no monuments at the Capitol to Abraham Galloway, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Ella Baker or Julius Chambers. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
The monument to the state’s Civil War dead is just one of five Confederate monuments on the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh. Our statehouse displays no statues to celebrate the interracial Fusion movement of the 1890s. We have no monuments on our courthouse lawns to the interracial civil rights movement that helped to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There are no monuments at the Capitol to Abraham Galloway, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Ella Baker or Julius Chambers. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

Consider North Carolina’s anti-Confederate heritage, too

August 17, 2015 07:18 AM