Statue Of Confederate General Albert Pike Stands In Limbo
Statue of Confederate general Albert Pike stands in limbo
By Jenna PortnoyThe Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Nearly everyone agrees that Albert Pike should go.
Pike is the Confederate general memorialized in a 27-foot-tall bronze and marble monument in a busy downtown Washington, D.C., neighborhood filled with local and federal courts and museums just north of the Mall.
That a Confederate general who championed the South’s secession ended up in a place of honor in the middle of the nation’s capital is odd.
But not as strange as the predicament the statue faces.
While communities across the country debate the proper treatment of Confederate statues — a tense issue that triggered …