Confederate History Month in Virginia?

Washington Post columnist Colby King on the Confederacy's legacy in Virginia and the impact of that "shameful era in American life."

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to recognize April as Confederate History Month in the Commonwealth is within his rights as governor. He also is at liberty to word the proclamation any way he wants. But he cannot change the history of that shameful era in American life.