Standing Still in History: Monuments of Racist Figures Remain Controversial

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Black Officials Want Statue Removed of Longtime Senator

Richard Russell of Georgia served in the U.S. Senate for almost 40 years. He is also criticized by Black officials in Georgia as an avowed racist who spent much of his public life seeking to block civil rights measures. They want his statue removed from the state capitol. (Photo: Wiki Commons)  

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