Ohio, a Union State, Will Reinstall Confederate Monument for Some Reason

A Confederate flag at Camp Douglas in Chicago (Scott Olson/Getty Images). Image: https://www.theroot.com/ohio-a-union-state-will-reinstall-confederate-monumen-1818969202

When you try to be better about racism but decide you’re not really about that life: an American story.

In today’s chapter, we go to Franklin Township in Ohio. Now, if you consult your history books, you’ll find that Ohio was a Union state during the Civil War. Which makes the fact that the township installed a marker in 1927 honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee all the more peculiar.

And so it was until August, WKYC reports, when the neighboring town, Franklin, removed the monument after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

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