confederate states of america

The story of David O. Dodd is relatively unknown outside of Arkansas, but the teenage spy who chose to hang rather than betray the Confederate cause is seen as a folk hero by many in his home state.

Street signs and an elementary school in Little Rock have long borne Dodd's name.

Now, a state commission has approved an application for another tribute to Dodd and revived an age-old question: Should states look for ways to commemorate historical figures who fought to defend unjust institutions?