The debate over the Confederate flag has spurred another debate: what to do with the Confederate monuments on public property throughout the South. Some are calling for their removal, like Charlotte NAACP President Corine Mack.
“Anywhere where taxpayers are paying for that property, they should be removed," Mack says. "In fact, I think it would be fine to put it in a museum and have them on display there. So if you choose to go and find out about the history, you have the right to do so.”
Mack has support from Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller. But there are also commissioners who say removing them is in effect burying the past. Commissioners will discuss these monuments Tuesday night. Meanwhile we wanted to check out some of these monuments ourselves. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry did so with UNC Charlotte history professor David Goldfield.