A confederate secession monument representing the Civil War has become too controversial for North Charleston says Mayor Keith Summey. Summey says he does not want to place the monument in the city’s Riverfront Park because of the recent controversy it has received, after the Sons of Confederate Veterans offered it to the city.
The Post and Courier reports Summey says the Civil War is part of history, but says some people try and use it to divide the city along racial lines. Summey says the monument should be placed in the lab where the U.S.S. Hunley is being preserved in North Charleston.
A Sons of Conferate Veterans spokesperson says he would like to see the monument at a Hunley-related location.