Some members of a small Georgia city have branded it a ‘racist’ blight on their downtown community.
Others insist it is merely cataloging a period of American history that should be understood and not erased.
One thing is for certain, however, and it that the reopening of a controversial Confederate memorabilia store – that displays explicitly disturbing racist ‘souvenirs’ – is once more dividing the city of Kennesaw, 26 miles from Atlanta.
Wildman’s Civil War Surplus opened its doors again on Main Street on June 14, nearly five months after it shut following the death of founder Dent ‘Wildman’ Myers at the age of 90.
The business had been a flashpoint for protests and rallies calling for its closure in 2020 amid the national outcry over the murder of George Floyd by police officer…
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