Ever since the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., calls for removing Confederate memorials in Georgia have grown louder. If someone were to take up that task, they would have their work cut out for them. Georgia has the most Confederate symbols of any state after Virginia.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit advocacy group, compiled a list of Confederate symbols — statues, schools, counties, parks, courthouses and more — in the U.S. in a report titled “Whose Heritage?”. While the analysis found Georgia had 173 symbols, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found the report had missed some names. We added them to the list, which puts the number of Confederate symbols in Georgia at 194 — the second-highest in the country.
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