Workers loosen the base of a Confederate monument Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Decatur, Ga. The 30-foot obelisk in Decatur Square, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1908, was ordered by a judge to be removed placed into storage.
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Workers loosen the base of a Confederate monument Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Decatur, Ga. The 30-foot obelisk in Decatur Square, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1908, was ordered by a judge to be removed placed into storage.

Monday on Political Rewind, Confederate monuments across America have become a flash point during ongoing protests over police brutality and systemic racism.

Central to the issue is a disagreement about what monuments to the Confederacy represent: history or mythology?

Statues have been brought down by local government or protesters in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway — Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Lead Political Writer

Sheffield Hale — President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta History Center

Mary Margaret Oliver — State Rep. (D-Decatur)

Michael Thurmond — DeKalb County CEO