House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Democrats touted the bill as a way to honor the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.

A statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens of Georgia is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 11, 2020.

A statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens of Georgia is on display in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. | AP Photo/Susan Walsh

By HEATHER CAYGLE

07/22/2020 06:09 PM EDT

The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol, the latest effort by Congress to respond to the nationwide protests over systemic racism and injustice.

The bill would remove the bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney from the Old Supreme Court Chamber, in the Capitol. Taney authored the Dred Scott decision in 1857, which declared African Americans couldn’t be citizens and was later widely panned. The Taney bust would be replaced with a statue of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice.

The legislation would also remove three statues of Americans who promoted slavery and white supremacy — Charles Aycock, John C. Calhoun, and James Paul Clarke — and require states to reclaim and replace their Confederate statues in the Capitol. There are 12 Confederate statues in the Capitol collection. (Read more)

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Tarboro NC – Tarboro Town Council Took No Vote On Removing The Monument On The Town Commons

I was wondering where WHIG-TV was today during the Rocky Mount City Council meeting so I learned they were in Tarboro at the Tarboro Town Council Meeting.

I understand that during Public Comments Monika Fleming historian of Edgecombe County and her husband started out the conversation about the monument on the Town Common.

I understand Rev. Kenneth Parker, Marquetta Dickens and Alissa Ruffin to remove monument. Commissioner Viola Harris said she lives across the street from the statue and she agreed with the Caucasians who support not taking it down and the people need to vote on it. Harris said let the people vote. Doris Stith interviewed young people and elderly and they all wanted it to go. Rev. J.O. Williams spoke about a cross being burned in his yard. Quincy Robinson said need to write the wrong.

I understand there were several Caucasians who spoke in support of not removing the statue.

I understand the 3 Black council members were for removing the statue while the Caucasian members were all against.

I can’t wait to see who all did speak especially to see how many that attended the Sympathy Walk that spoke either in favor or against removing the Confederate Monument.

I understand WHIG-TV videoed so the meeting so I look forward to watching the video.

Information was from some sources that attended the meeting.

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Tarboro NC – The Fountain On The Town Common & Tarboro Police Patch Implemented By A Former Chief Not From Edgecombe County

Kathy Williams

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If you live in Tarboro, call your councilman!! The fountain on the town common is part of Tarboro PD’s patch that was designed and implemented in 2012 (hint the current chief was not chief then). Make your feelings known!!

Ken Ruffin

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Please take a moment this weekend to call your councilman and tell them how you feel about removal of statues in our town commons. If nobody says anything it means you want them down.

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Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

By Steve Gorman

(Reuters) – A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.

Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.

Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the vast majority of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group.

One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.

“I don’t see no white militia,” he declared. “We’re here. Where … you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.” (Read more)

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Tarboro NC – I Was Added To A Group That Is Going After The Organizers Of The Sympathy Walk

I was added to a group that is going after the organizers of the sympathy walk that was held recently as different areas were protesting and rallying because of Black Lives Matter but I left the group.

I didn’t agree with how the group carried it out and it appeared that Jesse Webb Tarboro Police Chief had organized it. If the folk who were a part of the walk liked it, I loved it.

I voiced my opinion about the walk and I believe one of the organizers Unfriended me and if they did it because they got offended with what I said then that is a they problem. My comments were focused on the chief comments during the march and those that have continued afterwards.

Tarboro is sitting on a time bomb as it relates to the Confederate Monument on the Commons because the conversation is being avoided publicly. There are some conversations going on but folk ain’t talking to the right folk. This is doing nothing but causing division among Black Folk while the Caucasian community is just sitting and waiting to see how this thing going to unfold.

My question is why do Tarboro feel it is exempt from the Confederate Monument issue that is going on across the nation because something is going to be done. There are some folk that are going to make sure the monument is on the table of discussion.

I challenge the folk of Tarboro to stop going at it in that group talking about the Sympathy Walk. The walk is done and over so now the discussion need to be geared toward talking about the issues that are going on across the nation and especially in the local areas. Rocky Mount, Greenville, Wilson and other surrounding areas are and have been dealing with the monument issue and other so you better get onboard.

In my closing I have seen where a certain person is going after a female and what I do not condone is to be a part of a group and allow a male to go after a female. So if any males are in the group and they are not telling the male that he need to leave the female alone then something is wrong.

Now if anyone don’t understand the significance of the Confederacy after looking at the following video and do not have a change of heart then something is wrong. The Truth About The Confederacy In The United States “Who Controls The Past Control The Future, Who Controls The Future Control The Past!” 

Now Run & Tell That!

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Falls Road Rocky Mount NC – Confederate Monument Gone! Thank You William Manley For Capturing The Moments

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The Truth About The Confederacy In The United States “Who Controls The Past Control The Future, Who Controls The Future Control The Past!”

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The Political Agitator’s response: Everyone need to see this! Wow! This is it! if you don’t have a changed mindset then something is wrong! I agree taking down the monuments mean dealing with the truth.
Jeffery Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses the dark history of Confederate symbols across the country and outlines what we can do to learn from our past and combat systemic racism.

Muhammad Ali said it best he touched on many areas. Something is Wrong!
Our history has been stolen.
“Who controls the past control the future. If you control the narrative about what is true about the past, the narrative sets the mark for how we go forward. If you control the truth about the past, then you have the path to the future.”
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Rocky Mount NC – Hangmans Noose Found At Battle Park The Day Of The Confederate Statue Removal Process Began

imageSources say this hangmans noose was found at Battle Park Rocky Mount NC. They big man because of the removable of their baby. I feel good to have been on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission during the time of the 4 Community Discussions we had on the removal. The 40,000 consultant fees I felt was not needed and the thing to do was to just remove it, but money well spent.
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Mississippi mayor signs executive order for to remove Confederate flag

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Mayor Johnny Magee of Laurel, Miss. signed an executive order to take down the Confederate flag flying in his city, saying “time for waiting is over.” Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the impact of the order.
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Baton Rouge activist rips school board member for defending Robert E. Lee

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School board member called out for defending Robert E. Lee 01:59

(CNN)In a now-viral video, an activist sharply criticized a Louisiana school board member who defended naming a school after Robert E. Lee — and who then appeared to be online shopping while at a hearing on the topic.
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Rocky Mount NC – Confederate Monument On Falls Road Need To Come Down Immediately

The Confederate Monument on Falls Road need to come down immediately before it become a news story for being torn down and/or destroyed.

It has been clear that some folk have wanted it down years ago when someone tried to destroy it which resulted in the city taking down the 4 sides to the statue and have them stored in a warehouse.

I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we held a series of 4 meetings discussing the Monument. A consultant was paid $40,000 to come in and moderate the discussion when the city could have just taken it down. But folk don’t want to talk about that monies being used. I said it was unnecessary then and it is evident that in this season, they are coming down across the nation.

The Rocky Mount City Council voted 6-1 to take it down. The mayor who only votes during a tie also said that if it had been a tie he would have voted to remove it. The Elected Officials have spoken so remove it now today!

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Raleigh NC – Governor Roy Cooper Ordered Confederate Monuments On The Capitol Grounds To Be Moved To Protect Public Safety

Governor Roy Cooper

I have ordered the Confederate monuments on the Capitol grounds be moved to protect public safety. I am concerned about the dangerous efforts to pull down and carry off large, heavy statues and the strong potential for violent clashes at the site. If the legislature had repealed their 2015 law that puts up legal roadblocks to removal we could have avoided the dangerous incidents of last night.

Monuments to white supremacy don’t belong in places of allegiance, and it’s past time that these painful memorials be moved in a legal, safe way. – RC

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Demonstrators remove two statues from Confederate monument outside North Carolina Capitol building

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Demonstrators climbed and successfully removed two statues from the Confederate monument outside of the North Carolina Capitol building on Friday evening.

After marching in celebration of Juneteeth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, demonstrators threw yellow ropes around two of the statues on the 75-foot tall Confederate monument on the ground of the North Carolina State Capitol. The demonstrators then pulled on the ropes–one of the statues swaying–but neither figure fell.

Police officers then intervened, preventing the demonstrators from completely pulling the statue down before leaving the site.

On a second attempt, demonstrators returned to the monument and successfully removed both statues before dragging them down W. Hargett Street. One Confederate statue is now hanging from a light post along W. Hargett Street and another on the steps of the Wake County courthouse. (Read more)

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Online petition to knock down Fayetteville’s Market House reaches 115,000 signatures

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Fayetteville historic Market House is back in the spotlight, as Confederate statues come down across the country.
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petition to tear down the building, where slaves were once sold, has nearly reached 115,000 signatures, just around 36,000 shy of its 150,000 goal.

“Most African Americans in the city wish for it to be taken down and replaced with something more positive about African American history,” the petition reads. “The Market House building is a reminder of slavery and fuels white supremacy.”

Robert Taber, an assistant professor of history at Fayetteville State University, said historical records show slaves were sold at or near the Market House.
“We have the records and it happened fairly often, and I think it’s a real mistake to downplay the realities of that,” Taber said. (Read more)

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4 hrs · A Statue of One of the Leaders of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots is Removed by His Family

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A Statue of One of the Leaders of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots is Removed by His Family

Today, the family of Josephus Daniels took the initiative to remove a statue that had been erected in his honor from Nash Square Park in the heart of Downtown Raleigh because the family believed that it was time for his statue to come down. Interestingly enough, the statue was only erected about 34 years ago in his honor and it stood in a prominent location facing a building that was occupied by the News and Observer newspaper which his family had owned since 1894. The newspaper was sold to McClatchy in 1995. Daniels was known to be a White Supremacist who helped orchestrate the 1898 Race Riots which occurred in Wilmington, NC. The riots overthrew the elected government in Wilmington which had Black as well as White leaders, and it resulted in the killings of over 60 Black residents. During the riots, the offices of Wilmington’s Black-owned newspaper were burned and left as rubble. It was known as one of the only coup d’états that took place in America. According to news accounts, over 2,000 heavily armed men descended on the Black-owned business district in Wilmington on November 10, 1898. They forced the elected officials of the city to resign at gunpoint before destroying their homes and neighborhoods. Daniels also worked to flip control of the NC General Assembly to install leaders that would reverse the gains of Blacks which occurred after the Civil War during a period known as Reconstruction. In this day, time, and era, I would like to commend the Daniels family for recognizing their great grandfather’s involvement in the 1898 race riots. Today, Frank Daniels, Jr. said that his grandfather’s bigoted beliefs overshadowed his other accomplishments. Attached is a story that provides more information.

https://www.newsobserver.com/ne…/local/article243559272.html

The Daniels family said “the time is right” to take the statue down from Nash Square.

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Statue of Josephus Daniels, publisher and white supremacist, removed from Raleigh square 

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