The commentary by Stephen P. Grossman (“Confederate symbols must go now," June 12) was succinct and precise. The monuments represent persons who wished to enslave other human beings because of color. Their presence resulted in over 600,000 deaths along with the destruction of large swaths of our southern states. This destruction of the South is still being repaired at a very slow rate.
You do not recognize these purveyors of doom by placing them on a pedestal with flourishing dialogue. These monuments to treason should be placed in a separate museum along with other memorabilia from these dastardly times. If one wishes to see them, an admission should be adjusted with the proceeds pledged to righting the wrongs displayed.
Slavery was totally wrong and should have ended 155 years ago. Let the persons who venerate these captains of slavery acknowledge it and finally move on. The war is over and get over. The South lost to the sunlight of freedom for all.
Dr. Terren M. Himelfarb, Baltimore
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