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PBS NEWSHOUR

Why Confederate monuments are coming down

  • Aired: 05/19/2017
  • 10:37
  • Rating: NR
New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham talks to Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute and Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.
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