In the U.S., there are an estimated 1,747 public Confederate symbols, and 52 percent of Americans think they should come down. But it isn’t only the U.S. that is having a reckoning with a divisive past – Britain, Belgium, and New Zealand are just a few countries in recent weeks that have witnessed a backlash against sites and statues meant to memorialize a specific history. As House Democrats call for the removal of Confederate statues, and President Trump threatens prison time to those who destroy federal property, we ask: When were these monuments erected, and what is the government’s responsibility to make citizens feel included in national narratives?

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