Around the country, cities are making the decision to remove confederate monuments, calling them symbols of oppression and slavery. Statues have been removed in places like St. Louis, Louisville, KY and New Orleans, sometimes inciting protests. Tensions are high as many say this is destruction of their Southern history. So what do you do with symbols of history that are also symbols of oppression? Garrett Epps, contributing editor for The Atlantic and Southern native, joins Soledad O’Brien for a thoughtful discussion on growing up in the heart of the Confederacy and when he says he realized the statues were symbols of white supremacy.

Hear what Epps has to say about Confederate propaganda in an extended interview.

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