I agree that Jefferson County needs to preserve the Bessemer Indian Mounds. They are a part of the county’s history that should be preserved and told and shared with future generations. All history should be preserved for the same reasons including Jefferson County and Birmingham’s Confederate history. You don’t have to like it or agree with it, only be smart enough to realize it is history as well and use it as another draw for history buffs. This is what smart people would do.
Civil-rights history is not the only history in these areas and all attract interest and generate revenue. There are numerous immigrant communities in and around Birmingham and Jefferson County that receive little to no attention but, were instrumental in the growth of Birmingham as a city and they should not be forgotten.
It’s time the full potential of all of it be maximized to their full potential. Protecting only one part of it limits Birmingham/Jefferson counties appeal to a larger paying audience.
Billy E. Price