Charlottesville Attack Sparks Renewed Push To Remove Confederate Statues

Renewed Calls to Remove Confederate Symbols in Lee County

Scott's resolution was reported in the newspaper's coverage of a march demonstrators organized in response to the deadly white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.

It usually takes a tragedy for there to be any substantive change around race in this country, and perhaps the death of Heather Heyer is the latest in that vein.

This weekend, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the city's removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

In addition, the president of the Jacksonville, Florida, city council has called for the city to take an inventory of its confederate monuments, and said he would then propose legislation to relocate those monuments to museums. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens, Gray said.

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According to the Baltimore Sun, Mayor Pugh says she has reached out to two contractors about removing these monuments.

The moments are of John Hunt Morgan, known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" who fought for the Confederate and equipped a militia company; and John C. Breckinridge, a former vice president, Confederate secretary of war, and slave owner.

The interesting part about Kentucky that it was officially "neutral" in the Civil War and both it and Missouri had representatives in both Union and Secessionist Congresses and armies. "I think moving the statues to Veterans Park will allow the city to still honor history". Gray asked the Lexington city council to support his petition for removal next week. But we will also be able to add additional signage to give the statues the appropriate context and explain how they came to be and what was going on in Lexington at that time, ' Kay said.

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