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North Central College's Commemorative Statues

The violence in Charlottesville is adding fuel to a national conversation about the place of civil war tributes in America today. In the Oak Woods Cemetery at 67th and Cottage Grove, a 40-foot-tall statue commemorates thousands of confederate soldiers who died as prisoners of war at Chicago’s Camp Douglas. North Central College history professor Ann Keating says this statue is different from those honoring confederate figures like the one of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville.

This segment was produced by Carrie Shepherd. 

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