Charlotte Co., VA: The Context Is That It’s A War Memorial!

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‘We agreed that it needed to be on the sign’: Charlotte Co. reveals new sign giving context

(WSET) – Charlotte County unveiled a new sign Saturday, bringing context to a Confederate monument.

Historians at today’s event said the sign is the first of its kind in Virginia. The sign aims to find a middle ground rather than the relocation or the removal.

The Confederate monument stands outside of Charlotte County’s historic courthouse. This debate started in 2020 when a local community member asked the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors to remove the monument.

Kathy Liston, a historian in Charlotte County, got a group of women together all with differing viewpoints to tackle the situation. After a year of research and conversation, they came up with this contextualization sign, which gives perspective to the unheard…

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