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Confederate Vance Monument debate reignited amid George Floyd protests

Jun 10, 2020

A Confederate monument memorializing Zebulon Baird Vance towers 65 feet over Park Square in downtown Asheville. The Buncombe County native it honors was North Carolina's governor during the Civil War, a slave owner and a documented racist. For years, people have debated whether a tribute to him should hold such a prominent place in Asheville. Several ideas have been floated, ranging from providing historic contextualization at the monument to outright removal.

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