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October 15, 2018
Magnolia Banner News

History shared but unreconciled in city’s Confederate statue

This article was published August 9, 2018 at 9:46 a.m.

In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment.

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