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National Trust for Historic Preservation throws weight behind Confederate monument removals

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a 70-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to saving historic sites across the U.S., says that Confederate monuments should be removed or relocated to new sites “to achieve the greater good of ensuring racial justice and equality.”

The organization, based in Washington, D.C., released a statement Thursday saying that many of the monuments stand as symbols of white supremacy and sometimes “serve as rallying points for bigotry and hate today.

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