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Atlanta to put up contextual explanatory signs next to Confederate monuments

Atlanta is about to publicly reckon with slavery and its monuments to the Civil War.

As early as next week, the city will begin installing a series of contextual markers around four of its most prominent Confederate monuments: the “Peace Monument” in Piedmont Park, the “Lion of Atlanta” and the “Confederate Obelisk” in Oakland Cemetery, and the “Peachtree Battle” marker in Buckhead commemorating the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

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