I read this article recently and have been thinking about it in the context of the reckoning around Monument Ave and Confederate monuments in general.
Across the country, historical markers have in some places become another front in the national reckoning over slavery, segregation and racial violence that has also brought downCivil War statues and changed or reconsidered the names of institutions, roads and geographical features.
Do you stop to read historical markers? Do you know who created them and why? Is there a historical marker that you’ve seen that stands out for you?