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Relocating a Confederate Monument: 'The Friendliest Small Town in America'

Sherman Neal II runs

A statue of Robert E. Lee has stood in the downtown square of a small Kentucky town since 1917. One...


Confederate symbols are being removed from public spaces all across the United States. But in rural Kentucky, the fight to relocate this town's monument has been anything but simple. When Sherman Neal II, an attorney, who is also Murray State Football Coach, decides to request the removal of the statue, he is met with resistance even after fostering the support necessary to take action. 


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