Search the Location of the Nearest Confederate Monument

Public spaces are full of monuments to a rebellion fought to maintain slavery.
August 18, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Onlookers at the site of statue of Robert E Lee removed by the city of Baltimore on August 16, 2017.

"Is a statue of Robert E. Lee lurking in your neighborhood?" asks a post for Quartz by Christopher Groskopf, David Yanofsky, and Youyou Zhou.

Simply enter your zip code, and voila! You'll probably be surprised how many monuments to the Confederacy and its leaders are in your area, and how deeply they are ingrained in public spaces.

I, for instance, live in the liberal stronghold of Los Angeles, and there is a Johnston Street (named for Confederate General Joseph Eggleston Johnston) in the immediate vicinity. CBS Los Angeles reported this week that many of the area's vestiges of the Confederacy are already on their way out.

"According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are more than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy in public spaces across America," adds the article to supplement the zip code search tool.

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Published on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Quartz
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