These memorials and such are not just generic "History", but the history of a brutal and cruel way of life, that cost many individuals their human rights and standing. Slavery has always been with us, but we need not pay homage to the slave holders. Take down the statues, rename the schools and bridges, remove the confederate flags, but don't do it without the hand of government! I don't want to see the statue of Joan of Arc torn down! Don't get that crazy!