Mixed opinions on Tallulah's Confederate monument
The Madison Parish Police Jury President and residents share their opinions on Tallulah's Confederate monument.
"There has not been any questions asked. No discernment brought to me as far as I know, or to anyone in the parish," says Robert Fortenberry, the police jury president. "This represents the history of the south and the memory of the people - some made it, some did not."
Fortenberry defends the statue, saying it should be preserved as a piece of history.
The concrete monument features a young Confederate soldier standing above a Confederate flag.
Some residents say it reminds them of slavery.
"I still think about The Civil War. I think about my great-grandfather and great-grandmother and what they had to go through..." says Tallulah resident, Stanley Ewell. "How they had to get married, had to jump a broom.... You know, it puts me back in slavery time every time I see it."
There are no plans for the Tallulah monument to be removed.