The last confederate monument in America was completed in 1972. Not 1872, 1972. From the end of the civil war through the civil rights movement, monuments to a failed attempt to separate the country based on race were raised through America and abroad. These monuments and statues were never intended to honor the heritage of the south. They were intended to honor the heritage of slavery, discrimination, and the commodifying of Black bodies. They aimed to remind Black citizens of their place and further a future for White supremacy.