A statue of a black Union Army solider should not be across from a statue of a confederate soldier. even though some may argue the Confederate army should have statues, i think that is wrong, and no statues should remain of confederate generals or soldiers, because of what they stood for. but most importantly, no, a Confederate statue should not be next to a Union soldiers statue.
No because it would be wrong to have a Black enslaved man who was a soldier directly across from a confederate solider because they are from the Southern states which used to have black men as slaves so it wouldn't feel right to have those two statues directly in front of each other.
i think that its ok to have the black union army soldier across from the confederate soldier because it shows an aspect of history. the two are on opposite sides of the civil war and putting them together makes sense to show fighting in the war. the statue also being a enslaved black man shows a part of the emancipation proclamation which is a huge part of history.
Yes because they were both a big part of history and even tho people wont like it i think they should respect it because they were basically war hero's. They were on opposite sides of the war but they both fought in a war that would soon change history and personally i think if it wasn't for that war we would still be separated. So yes, I think it is ok to have a black union army soldier's statue across from the confederate soldier's statue since the war about both sides were a big part of history.
Yes because even though they are on different sides they are still both heros and the war was very important
the statue of the enlisted union soldier should not be next to the confederate soldier because the confederate soldier might be the owner of the enslaved man in the union army. if they were alive now and saw those statues, they would be disappointed and mad.
I think that it is okay to have a black union army soldier across from a confederate soldier because it showed how the Emancipation Proclamation changed the lives of many slaves giving them freedom. This also shows how the two sides fought against each other in the civil war. This was a very important time period and it changed the nation for the better.
I'm not sure if a statue of a black enslaved man should be across from a statue of a confederate soldier because others might think that slaves should have been given priority. And, the
confederate soldier could have been a past slave owner.
i think its alright because they are both important people to history it would be wrong to not include them just because they had differences
Yes, because both statues are the Civil War, and are connected. There is no point of having to move them, in fact, it might even be better to have them next to each other, to show the differences that were fought out, and even the reasons of the Civil War
I think that both statues should face each other because both the union and the confederate fought in the same war.
Yes they should be together because it shows the history of the civil war even if it gives a bad taste to the people who live near the statue. It is a reminder that no matter what the country wont have to go through slavery again.
I think it's okay for the 2 statues to be next to each other because both of them were involved in the Civil War and fighting for what was best for them. And these statues being next to each other, shares that their opinions were different during the Civil War.
Yes. because they were both part of the Civil war and it shows the difference between the two and the reasons of the Civil war
I think it is okay because these statues both represents something in the Civil war. Having both statues around would represent both sides of the war.
I think the Black man in the Union, and the white man in the confederate should stand in front of together. It just shows slave standing up to slavery.
I think it's fine to have the Union soldier across from the Confederate soldier because it shows the two sides of the Civil War, and also shows an important side of history.
I think it's okay, because it shows the two different sides of the Civil War. I think both sides are important to show in history.
I think it's okay, because its shows the history of the North and South of the civil War and both sides are important to show the history
I believe that the statue of the black enslaved man should be directly across from a Confederate soldier because it shows the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of slaves and/or former slaves in the Civil War. It shows how the blacks were also fighting for their freedom during the Civil War as well as their determination to fight for the Union after being enslaved since they arrived.
I my opinion is that the confederate statue shouldn't be there, because the confederates split from the country because they wanted slavery. We shouldn't honor a cause that is wrong.
I think I am parted both ways. On one side, the confederate statue should not be there near the Enslaved Union Soldiers statue because it takes away some of the glory. Kind of-- Its like the Union soldiers statue should be getting the attention and glory it deserves without an interruption in the way. But, on the other hand both statues should remain as they are because they did, indeed fight in the same war, and were the only two sides in the war and even though the Confederacy was not something you would call good. They still played an incredibly important roll in the Civil War. Also it kind of shows how the Union army overcame the Confederacy.
I do think that the statue of a enslaved black man should be across from the Confederate soldier because because it would make sense. The enslaved people were very important parts in history and them being across from each other shows the history in war that they’ve had.
I think it is fine because it shows an important part of history. It tells us the differences on both sides, during the Civil War
No, A statue of a slave who became a soldier should not be across or near a statue of a confederate soldier because a confederate soldier fought for a different thing like the confederate soldier fought for slavery while the enslaved soldier fought for his freedom to stop slavery.
I believe it is alright or even important to have a statue of an enslaved Confederate soldier across from a statue of an enslaved Union soldier.
A confederate soldier and an union soldier shows that the United States was once divided, and that they fought a war among themselves to end slavery, many (at the time) believe was bad. Though they fought for different causes, on different sides, both statues represent an important time of American history, and that if the Civil War was not fought, the Southern States are unlikely to rejoin the US due to disagreements between the North and South. Therefore, the statues can be shown together.
I feel like the statues should be across from each other because it shows the contrasts in the Civil War and who was on each side. But at the same time, it doesn’t feel right having a former enslaved person next to a Confederate Solider who may have also had slaves.
I think it's okay because both statues are apart of history and show differences.
I think that it is okay to have a black union army soldier across from a confederate soldier because It tells us the differences on both sides during the Civil War.Even though they are on different sides they are still both hero and the war were a very important part of the history.
I believe that it is okay to put both statues across from each other because it illustrates the struggle and conflict from the perspective of both sides, which were equally important to history.
Yes, I think this is supporting the idea of preserving the union opposed to getting revenge against the Confederacy.
Yes, I think it's okay putting the statues next to each other because its supporting the idea of preserving the union and unity, instead of getting revenge over the Confederacy.
I think it ok for the 2 statue to be across from each other because it shows history from both sides and both of them fight for what they believe and should not be separated
I think that the statue of a Black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union Army should be directly across from a confederate solider because both statues are part of a pretty important war and history. They are opposite of each other. It shows how the slaves were fighting for freedom during the Civil War.
I think the two statue should stay where they are because it could educate people on the two types of people who fought in the civil war. On one side is a black enslaved man fighting for his freedom and for the North, representing 186,000 colored people fighting. However, on the other side is a confederate solider, representing the South. The two statue next to each other show the differences between the two and how they relate, which might be educating others.
I think the 2 statues should be across from each other both are show the history of the war those who fought in it. It also shows that the slaves were fighting their oppressors for their freedom
I think the statue of the black enslaved soldier should be directly across from the confederate soldier because by doing so, it can show the two sides during the Civil War. After all, a lot of the soldiers were black enslaved men so it is only right to put the statue there since they were also the ones that fought against the confederate soldiers.
I think its ok because it shows a part of history from back then. It can show a part of the history and the war they have gone through against the north and south.
Yes, I think it is okay for the two statues to be across from each other because they show both sides of the Civil War. The black enslaved man statue shows the side the was fighting against slavery and the confederate soldier shows the side that was fighting for slavey.
I think it is okay for the 2 statues to be across from each other because it shows part of history that made the country better. It shows the Civil War, and how that allowed the country to be united at the end. And it also shows how the Emancipation Proclamation helped the slaves. It also shows the two sides of the war. In the end after their differences, the Civil War made the country better, so it is okay for the statues to be across from each other.
I believe that having a black enslaved man, who joined the Union army, across from a Confederate soldier is okay. The two statues show the main cause for the Civil War and the affect the Emancipation Proclamation had on slavery. Not only that. but the statue shows the slaves are fighting against the people who did them wrong, tortured and abuse them. The fact that around 180,000 (which is a large amount of people) slaves were in the Union Army, shows that the slaves contributed to the Civil War.
I think it's okay for the Union statue to be across from the Confederate statue because it shows the two sides of the war. It'll show how the emancipation proclamation helped slaves be set free and their fight to set free the slaves in the south as well. The statue of the Confederate soldier shows an unpleasant part of history, but that part should be acknowledged so that people can learn from history and move on.
Yes i think it is ok to have the 2 statues across from each other because both statues have history behind them even though one is considered to be part of bad history. Both of the people fought for the civil war on different sides to it shows different sides of history.
I believe that it is alright to have the 2 statues of the Confederate soldier and the black Union soldier to stand across from each other because it can show an example on how the history of the Civil war was. It shows the conflict between the Union and the Confederacy and teaches people how the both sides opposed each other. Of course, the Confederacy has a bad history and example but people still need to learn about it so they can reflect on the past and understand what they shouldn't be doing in the present and future.
I think we should have a statue of a black union officer placed across from a confederate soldier because the Civil War is an important part of our history. These statues showcase who fought in the war. The black union soldiers were fighting for their freedom while confederate soldiers were fighting to keep slavery.
i think that its ok to have the black union army soldier across from the confederate soldier because It’s shows the history of the civil war, and both of them were in the civil war so show different sides of history
I think it is okay for a Black enslaved Union soldier to be directly across from a Confederate soldier because it represents an important part of American History: the Civil War and its two opposing sides. It also represents the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and also led them to fight for their freedom during the Civil War. I think it's a good way to educate people about American history and the bad parts of it.
I think it’s ok to have it because it shows a good representation of how black army spoilers helped a lot and that is a good way to educate people about American history because black people made a huge effort into American history
I think it is okay to have black Union soldier across from Confederate soldier because it have history in it and it have Civil War in it too.
yes, because they both have the same level of importance and there is nothing wrong with putting them across from each other.
I think that it is okay to have a confederate soldier and a black union soldier face each other because they were apart of the Civil War. The Civil War is very important to American history and it shows the different sides of these people and what they are fighting for.
Yes I think it’s ok to put it together because it’s history and they both fought in the war
i think it's alright to have the black union soldier across from confederate soldier because it's history and they both particpated in the Civil war. therefore, i actually do think it's okay.
In my opinion, the statue of a Black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union Army should be directly across from a confederate soldier because the purpose of the statue is to teach citizens about the Blacks that fought for the Union in the Civil War. Putting the statue next to a confederate officer shows the two sides in the Civil War and that the Blacks fought against the confederate army.
yes because they were both part of history, therefore they are both important.
I'm not against this because it shows the history of the Civil War and also represents both sides of the War
The statue of a black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union Army should be across from a Confederate Soldier because they both represent a very large part of the Civil War's history.
yes I think it's okay to have a black union soldier face off with a confederate soldier because they were both apart of the war and the civil war. and It shows what they were both fighting for.
In my opinion, I think it is fine for a black enslaved man that enrolled in the Union Army to be across from a statue of a soldier that is in the confederate army because this shows the history of slavery and the civil war. These two statues just represent the bad history of slavery and everything between the civil war, so this should never happen again in American history.
I thinks it's okay to put these 2 statues together because it shows how one is fighting for their freedom and they both fought for the same war so why can't they be next to each other. It's helping others remind about how hard people tried to help fight for freedom.
Yes, because if they are directly opposite of each other, it shows how a slave escaped and chose their own path in the army. Even though a Confederate soldier shouldn't have a statue to begin with, it gives people a good idea of what the Civil War was like.
I believe that it is fine for there to be a statue of a black enslaved man across from a confederate soldier because it represents a big part of American History. It also shows both the union and confederacy instead of only one.
yes i think it is okay to have a black Union soldier across from a Confederate soldier because it shows people a very important part of history and it shows the two sides of the civil war
I think that a Confederate Soldier should be across from a Black Union Solider because it shows the two sides of the Civil war and it it also shows that Black people were doing something to help themselves.
I think that a Confederate Soldier should be across from a Black Union Solider because the two sides that was in the Civil War and it also shows that the Black people was fighting for themselves and for freedom.
i do not it should be there with the other it is importent to now about are bad past but i think that it is disowned that man of were we put him
I think the confederate soldier should be across from a black union soldier because it shows the two sides and different perspectives on the war.
yes because it shows that they fought against each other during the civil war
I Believe that the statues should be placed together because they are both war hero's no matter what side they fought on because they both fought as hard as they could for what they believe was "right" and it showed the events that had happened in the past
I think it okay because it show the differences between the Union and the Confederate soldiers in the fight it also show that they believe in
In my opinion, the statue of a black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union army should not be directly across from a confederate soldier because it can create tension between people who support honoring the abolition of slavery with the people who still support the Confederacy; it sets the stage for a fight between protestors. The Confederate soldier shouldn't be honored with a monument-it should be in a museum.
yes you should keep both because they are both an artifact from the past.
I think it's good to have one, since it placates/shows history, but also shows that the confederates aren't being glorified. I also like the touch that it's a black soldier. Overall, I like the idea of having a black Union soldier statue, and not just having some confedarate dude in the middle of a public square in a place that is barely considered "Southern".
i think we should keep the black soldier because it show us the past and how the black people work to live
I think it is ok since the it shows a part of history that made our country what it is today. Since it shows that colored people was slave and we wanted to fight to not be slave and get our own freedom and the ways they gotten it over time that leads to todays time and moving it would maybe change not much other than what it means and the point of both statutes unless you add a sign that tells which may just ruin the point of the two statutes being there.
i think the two statues should be across from each other because if one of the statues is removed it wouldn't really tell what happened during the war.I also think that if it's place somewhere different or placed across from the other statue either way people will not be okay with the placement.
Yes, the statue of a black enslaved man who enlisted in the union army should be across from a confederate soldier because it shows the significance of the Civil War history behind it and tells many people how the slaves chose to be fighting in the Union Army for freedom instead of continuing slavery. It tells people who sees the statues to honor the slaves who had fought in the war and continue supporting equal rights for everyone.
I think it's okay for a statue of a black civil war soldier to be across from a confederate soldier because it shows both sides of the Civil war (the union states vs the confederate states) and what the opposing sides were fighting for.
Yes, the statue of a black enslaved man who is enlisted in the union army should be across from a confederate soldier because they both fought in the Union army, so why should the black enslaved man in the Union have a different value than each other. They should have equal value of honor because they both are people fighting for their life's, and that does not mean that free people life have more value over black enslaved men life.
Putting these two statues across from each other is like putting them on equal footing. They clearly are not, the confederate soldier is fighting to keep an institution that has separated mother and child so many times. That is just one example of the atrocities of slavery.
The black Union Soldier is a victim of this very institution, and is fighting for his own rights as well as the rights of many others.
I think yes because both black enslaved men and the union army fought together in the Civil War. This could represent the times during the Civil War.
Yes, I do think it is okay for them to be across from each other. Although the confederacy was a bad thing, this signifies the to sides fighting against each other in the war, which is a big part of history. I also think it brings power to the black community because this freed slave is standing proudly and bravely in front of the enemy, ready to fight for his rights to be a free man.
I think it is ok because they were both apart of the civil war
I think that it is okay to have a black union army soldier across from a confederate soldier because they were both apart of the civil war and also it show the differences between the Union and the Confederate soldiers in the fight so ya.
I think it's okay because it shows how the black were against the confederates and it's part of history.
I think it is fine that the two statues are placed across each other because both black and white soldiers fought in the war, meaning they probably fight alongside each other. This symbolizes that even though they have different skin colors, they came together to fight for one cause. They might've been through different experiences to get to where they were and even throughout the war itself but both people were an equally important part of US history so it wouldn't be right to separate them because of their skin color or anything like that.
i don't think its ok for a confederate and black union soldier to be across from each other.
location of the statues is the public square in Franklin, Tennessee. We know that Tennessee was a slave state, and according to the article the place where the statues are located used to be a auction place for slaves.
i think that the union soldier statue should be moved to a state that was free back then, not a place where slavery was glorified.
no I don't think the statue should be. I think it's disrespectful to what the statue stands for. I completely agree that this is important history, but I think having statues of two opposing sides in the civil war right across is unlucky. But it is a good thing that black union soldiers are getting represented
I think It should be across from each other showing both sides of the civil war and how they fought against each other. And how the confederates hated black men
I think that it's ok to have a statue of a black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union Army be directly across from a confederate solider because it shows the growth from the past. I also think that it's fine because they have both contributed to our history in someway and are important people. It would a shame to not include them just because they were different.
I think it would be fine because it's a big part of history and represents apart of the two sides of the war.
The two statues should be together, they show how slaves fought for freedom during the Civil War.
I am not sure if the statue of the black soldier should be across from the confederate soldier as reason of historical signifance seems like a good reason but it could also be offensive.
i think the statues are fine because they represent a part of history and both sides of the Civil War.
I think that two different soldiers on different sides being placed across from each other is okay. This only shows history and not a problem happening during this current day. This was a big part of the Civil War and it's important towards the people who were part of the war.
i think they should be there because they are both a part of history they should be next to each other
I think that it is okay to have the two statues facing each other because it shows the black men fighting on the Union with white men and the Confederate being the enemy. So to simplify, what I mean is that it’s fine to have them facing each other because it shows to two sides of the Civil War.
I do think that the black slave solider should be put next to a White solider. I think this because even though the black solider didn't have as much rights as the white solider back then, it is different now. and plus the black solider did as much or even more then the white solider did. so as much power that the white solider had, it doesn't compare to what the black solider has done
I think its ok to have the black union soldier across from the confederate soldier because it shows an aspect/part of history, and the two soldiers are on opposing sides of the civil war so together it partly show's the war and the two sides to it. And the affect it had on history.
In my opinion, I think the Statue of a Black enslaved man who enlisted in the Union Army can be directly across from a confederate solider. I think that because it does show different parts of history even though they were on opposite sides. The Statues were created to honor these 2 individuals in the first place, so why not put them near each other to represent the history of the Civil War as a whole. I think that putting their statues across from each other will give people a better understanding of the Civil War in both perspective, and the positive impacts will be greater than the negative impacts.
I believe that it's okay to have a black, enslaved man that has joined the Union to be across from a confederate soldier because they should have the right to be directly apart of the opposition to the South. Likewise, reflecting to this piece of history from the past to the present is the purpose to the statue of a black, Union soldier, containing the just for that event to be memorialized.
I think the statue of the black enslaved man who was in the union army should be where it is at because it stands for all of the other black soldiers who were in the army. I don't know about it being across from the confederate soldier because the confederate army was for slavery so I really think they should take the confederate statue down but if they won't they should still leave the statue of the black man.
Yes because they were on opposite sides in the war.
I think it would be alright because it is showing the different sides or perspectives of the crisis that was happening. It is also showing the public what sides they are on and what different perspectives they both have.
Yes, because they weren’t on the same side in the war and it’s history.
Yes, It is okay for a statue of a black man who enlisted in the Union Army to be across from a statue of a Confederate soldier. I feel this way because it shows how black people stood up to the people who were treating them unjustly.
I my opinion I think that statue of a black enslave who was enlisted in the Union army should be put across the for a statue of confederate soldier. I think this because even though the were he was tread badly he still fight for those people who did it to him.
LES Young Historians