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They did their best
7 9, 1:21am
As an outsider trying to be fair, but this not the case.
The statues were were paid for bigots in bigoted organized groups to legitimize their bigotry under the disguise of "Southern Culture". Pretty much NONE of the towns in question held votes or planning committees that decided to spend the town's funds on this particular form of beautification. It was pretty much always some organized bigotry donating the statue and the cost to install it to the town.