Confederate statues in search of a new home

The monuments and statues which have long graced city parks and college campuses are getting dismantled by protestors. No one has an idea regarding what to do with these precious statues

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Confederate statues in search of a new home

 


The monuments and statues which have long graced city parks and college campuses are getting dismantled by protestors. No one has an idea regarding what to do with these precious statues.

As of now, most of them find a place in warehouses where no one knows what to do with those pieces. The highest bidder of the icon must win it in an auction, the members of one city have claimed.

The statue of Robert E Lee sitting on horseback stayed in the city park till 2017 and was recently sold in an online auction in  $1.4 million on a condition that it can never be displayed in the Dallas fort metropolitan area.

What happens to the artifacts now?            

These artifacts are getting auctioned quickly from 2015 as a result of mishappenings.  One white supremacist killed nine black covenants in Charleston in 2015 and 2017 when a counter-protestor died in a white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville.

A confederate was destroyed this week with graffiti as some protestors sprayed “ They were racists” on the monument with graffiti.

People everywhere have a different view on this issue. In Dallas, the monument of Robert E Lee was built in the busy corner of the city to be a source of memory of his bravery, courage, and achievements.

Though it was also commanded to be removed in  2017 due to turmoil over Confederate statues, it was decided to donate this statue to a museum or educational site, but due to lack of local options, it was finally decided to sell the figure.

It took 4,50,000 $ to remove the statue, and this was the price set for the sale of the, but it was sold for $ 1.4 million to Ron Holmes, a real estate lawyer who bid on behalf of his firm.

Van D Turner, the commissioner of Shelby county Tenn, thinks that the statues must be placed in a place which shows all the sides of civil war.

The people at museums refuse to keep these statues because of their high maintenance costs and for practical reasons as they are so huge that they do not fit indoors.

Sheffield Hale, the chief executive of Atlanta history center satirically remarked on storing these monuments in ice till there is the consensus.


 

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Confederate statues in search of a new home
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The monuments and statues which have long graced city parks and college campuses are getting dismantled by protestors. No one has an idea regarding what to do with these precious statues
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The Policy Times