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Suits and countersuits: Legal battles slowing removal of Confederate monuments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Randall L. Woodfin, the 37-year-old mayor of Birmingham, Ala., made an unlikely sales pitch the other day after glancing toward some black-and-white photos of his city’s segregated past.


A 52-foot-tall Confederate monument, a sandstone obelisk erected in 1905 and within sight of City Hall, is available, he said. For free.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/us/confederate-monuments-legal-battles.html

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