The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law Wednesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, protects historical Confederate monuments in Alabama.
The new law will help preserve history by making it illegal to remove monuments that have been in place for longer than 40 years.
State Sen. Gerald Allen noted that protecting monuments is about preserving history for future generations to learn from.
Other states have also taken steps to preserve historical monuments from those who would seek to rewrite history. In Mississippi for instance, “No statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it’s being moved to another approved location or if it blocks drivers from seeing.”
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