After Charlottesville, more cities are moving to take down Confederate monuments

After Charlottesville, more cities are moving to take down Confederate monuments

After Charlottesville, more cities are moving to take down Confederate monuments

He will propose moving the statues to Veterans Park.

On Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin said he believes it's "a risky precedent" to begin removing Confederate monuments and ignore US history. "So these confederate statues are really located on sacred ground, Cheapside", said Mayor Gray.

The events in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend were initially in response to plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed a commission of academics and officials to review Baltimore's four Confederate monuments in 2015 after the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in a historically black SC church by a white man who had posted photographs of himself with the Confederate battle flag. She should get rid of all four because they all reflect ex post facto glorification of the Confederate cause.

The drive by civil rights groups and others to do away with Confederate monuments gained momentum after an avowed white supremacist murdered nine African-Americans at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015.

Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray announced over the weekend that he had initiated the removal of statues John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, two figures who violently opposed the abolition of slavery.

San Antonio Councilman Roberto Trevino is promoting a measure that would remove the Confederate statue at the center of Travis Park, where for years people have mistakenly identified the figure as being that of Col. William Travis, a Texas hero who died at the Alamo.

"In that setting, we can tell the story accurately and share a truthful history", Gray said in the video.

Meanwhile, in Memphis, city leaders re-asserted their longstanding resistance to Confederate monuments on public land, promising again to fight for those statues' removal.

"The very least we can do is destroy the symbols we have of oppression", he said.

Noting that "it is my understanding that to-date none of the recommendations to remove the Lee-Jackson and Taney monuments have been implemented", Pugh said she will form what she described as both a task force and a working group to handle the task. "Our police are disciplined and they are prepared".

Chief Barnard also said Lexington Police will work with state and national law enforcement leaders to develop one operational plan and one incident command system.

Before Rawlings-Blake left office a year ago, she added signs in front of the four Confederate monuments in Baltimore.

"Today's events in Virginia remind us that we must bring our country together by condemning violence, white supremacists and Nazi hate groups", Mr.

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