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Racist symbols lurk in neighborhoods across the U.S. This new app exposes them

25 Aug 2020

The NAACP Atlanta releases an app and interactive map that identifies more than 700 racist statues, museums, parks, and more—and crowdsources the effort to tear them down.

Across the country, on pedestals and in front of government buildings, more than 700 monuments to the Confederacy still stand. In the form of statues, museums, parks, and fountains, these monuments celebrate a racist legacy under the guise of Civil War commemoration. Most of these monuments were built in the 1900s and, though recent protests have brought renewed focus to their racist symbology, many of them stand unobtrusively and with little signage or information to explain the history they represent.

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