AP News: Bentonville removing Confederate monument from square

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crews in Bentonville are removing a Confederate monument that had been on display in the city’s downtown square for more than a century.

The monument is owned by the Arkansas division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It will be refurbished then put on display at a private park.

The monument was built in homage of the Confederacy, James H. Berry, and the Southern Soldier, and has been in the Bentonville downtown square since 1908.

In recent years, Confederate monuments have been being removed across the South. Critics say the monuments glorify those who supported slavery.

Bentonville monument 2- Bobak Ha'Eri creditImage credit: Bobak Ha’Eri
James H. Berry public domainJames H. Berry

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  1. If we have to remove things like flags, statues and other things that seem to be raciest to the black american’s and others then you need to remove the N.A.A.C.P. and holiday M.K. jr. and all roads, lanes,avenues that every major city and towns are required to have because they are without doubt a sign of RACISM of the highest kind. what’s fair for one should be the same for ALL. and if you check your history you will find the real reason for the Civil War wasn’t really about just freeing the slaves (that were caught and sold into slavery by blacks and others) it was because the North had another motive.They were trying to control the southern cotton crops by removing the workers (slaves) that picked the cotton. The Cherokee Indians had plantations and slaves and was trying to live like the Whites and looked what happened to them (Trail of Tears) Whites are not without fault but neither are the other races of humans. Our fore fathers (All races) worked, fought and died to make this country a better place for all to live and look who’s trying to destroy it and they will unless the Government puts a stop to all who try to destroy AMERICA, Americans and The American way of life for All Americans of any and all colors. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND AMERICANS and our Allies.

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