Former South Carolina senator and governor Benjamin Tillmanhas a statue outside the South Carolina state house and buildings named after him at some SC universities. He said this, never repenting (from what I’ve been able to find):
And he declared he would “willingly lead a mob in lynching a Negro who had committed an assault upon a white woman.”
I know white supremacism was depressingly common in the US before 40 or 50 years ago. But this seems a bit farther than what I was familiar with.
How many public monuments and other honors are there for white supremacists like Tillman? What kind of efforts have there been to remove these honors (and what kind of resistance have they faced)? How difficult is it, and is it worth it?