vast majority of respondents knew the Arthur Ashe monument even though
Monument Avenue was started as a memorial to Confederate Virginian
Civil War participants. Even more ironic, only one person guessed
(correctly) that Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, had
his own monument.
History can’t be under assault if the people are ignorant of it.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History