The South’s faces of terror must go: Don’t let the Confederate flag fight go the way of gun control

The United Daughters of the Confederacy understood how power works. For the better part of the twentieth century, the United Daughters – along with other like-minded organizations – filled the South’s public spaces with monuments to their heroes. Statues dot town squares, parks, and university campuses, while public schools are emblazoned with the names of Confederate generals.

Confederate organizations knew that the symbols standing sentinel over public places reflected our values...

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