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Friday, August 25, 2017

Replacing Statues of Confederate Generals

Some of the conversation about tearing down statues of Confederate generals is about what to do with the pedestals.

Here’s an idea: Erect statues honoring America’s progressive heroes.

The choices are many:
eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89]
eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907–64]
labor leader César E. Chávez [1927-1993]
labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855–1926]
labor leader Joe Hill [1879-1915]
Dolores Huerta
labor leader Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones [1837-1930]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929–68]
politician Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette [1855-1925]
Justice Thurgood Marshall [1908–93]
eco-activist John Muir [1838-1914]
civil rights leader Rosa Parks [1913-2005]
muckraker journalist Ida M. Tarbell [1857-1944]
U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone [1944-2002]

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