DOVER - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table meet March 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover Public Library, where former Presidents John Fazio and Mel Maurer present, "Opposing Viewpoints on the Removal of Southern Civil War Related Symbols and Monuments."
Maurer argues the affirmative side of the issues. That place names memorializing the Confederacy and those who fought for it should be changed. And that monuments, statues and other symbols of the Confederacy should be dismantled and removed from public spaces.
Fazio offers the opposite viewpoint.
"The issue of what, if anything, should be done about Southern monuments, statues and other symbols that relate to the Civil War and its aftermath has generated controversy," says Fazio. "Those who believe they should be dismantled and removed and those who believe they should be maintained have clashed in town halls, courts, and the streets. Clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, in May, July and, August, 2017, resulted in one death and many injuries. But the equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee --the center of the controversy-- is still there."
Both presenters will accept questions from the public.
The mission of the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table is to educate the community about the American Civil War, preserve Civil War heritage and to remember those who struggled for their cause.
For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.
DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY