Published 1:55 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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C. Earl Blythe, who was among the citizens’ time speakers at the July 13 Franklin City Council meeting, referenced his recent Tidewater News column on Franklin’s Confederate monument — in which he argued that the monument honored free Blacks who fought for the Confederacy as much as it honored whites. Yet he did suggest moving the monument to Poplar Springs Cemetery, where some Confederate dead are buried.