House votes to remove Confederate statues, bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney from Capitol

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove Confederate statues and the bust of Roger Taney, a former chief justice known for an infamous pro-slavery ruling, from the U.S. Capitol.

The measure overwhelmingly passed in a 285-120 vote.

The House approved the legislation last year, but it failed to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Senate. It is unclear if it has enough GOP support now to pass in the Democratic-held Senate.

When representatives reintroduced the bill last month, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., pointed to the Confederate flags and other hate symbols displayed by a pro-Trump mob during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a reason to replace the statues.

“On January 6th, we experienced the divisiveness of Confederate battle flags being flown inside the U.S. Capitol. Yet there are still vestiges that remain in this sacred building that glorify people and a movement that embraced that flag and sought to divide and destroy our great country,” Clyburn said in a statement. (Read more)

Council OKs transfer of Confederate monument

The Political Agitator’s response: This is good now this is behind the city. Some folk said the monument was not bothering anybody. Well some folk have been sick of having to look at the monument being on public display featuring half trues. It is past time that the monument is being moved to a location that is not public property inside the city. Now the healing process can begin.

The City Council on Monday evening quickly approved transferring possession of the since-taken-down Confederate monument to the local Sons of Confederate Veterans and the local United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Councilman Andre Knight said “so moved” in making a motion just before Mayor Sandy Roberson completed reading aloud the action recommended by City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney.

Councilman Richard Joyner seconded Knight’s motion and the vote was unanimous.

A memorandum from Small-Toney to Roberson and the council said the Robert Henry Ricks Camp 75 of the state Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Bethel Heroes 636 state division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked the city to release the monument to their care and custody so they may preserve the monument at a location in Nash County.

The memorandum said the agreement with the city would call for transferring all rights and the title and interest to the SCV Camp 75 and the UDC Bethel Heroes on the condition they transport the monument to and re-erect the monument at the new site. (Read more)

Tarboro monument given to Fort Branch

The Political Agitator’s response: I am glad to see the Tarboro City Council come to an agreement on what to do with the monument. Ironically the President of Fort Branch just happens to live in Tarboro. This worked out good. Now this is behind the Town, the longtime healing can begin. Just because some said the monument won’t bothering nobody, well it was not but the mentality that comes from those who promoted half-trues as it related to the monument on public display is where the problem has been for years. Black folk have had an issue with the monument for years.

Confederate monument has a new home.

The Tarboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to place ownership of the monument, dedicated on the Town Common on Oct. 29, 1904, and removed on Sept. 5 amid nationwide civil unrest, in the hands of the Fort Branch Historical Society.

Fort Branch was one of three proposals submitted to the council but the only one considered as Mayor Pro Tem Othar Woodard, attending the meeting via telephone, quickly made the motion to award possession of the monument to the 501(c)3 organization, which supports the Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort Civil War Site.

It was Woodard who made the motion to remove the monument from the Town Common.

Fort Branch overlooks the Roanoke River and is located two miles below Hamilton and 60 miles upriver from Plymouth. It is about a 35-minute drive east of Tarboro.

In his written proposal to the council, Fort Branch Historical Society President Jimmy Braswell, who lives in Tarboro, wrote that his organization is focused on historical and archaeological preservation of Fort Branch. (Read more)

City Council to discuss transfer of Confederate monument

The agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the City Council includes a recommendation to transfer possession of the since-taken-down Confederate monument to the local Sons of Confederate Veterans and the local United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The council is set to meet at 7 p.m. today and documents attached as part of the council agenda outline what is proposed.

A memorandum from City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney to Mayor Sandy Roberson and the council said the Robert Henry Ricks Camp 75 of the state Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Bethel Heroes 636 state division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked the city to release the monument to their care and custody so they may preserve the monument at a location in Nash County.

And the memorandum said the agreement with the city would call for transferring all rights and the title and the interest to the SVC Camp 75 and the UDC Bethel Heroes on the condition they transport the monument to and re-erect the monument at the new site.

The memorandum also said the SCV Camp 75 and the UDC Bethel Heroes would subsequently maintain, preserve and protect the monument at their own cost.

Small-Toney in the memorandum recommends the council vote for the terms.

The agenda includes a five-page proposed agreement outlining those terms in more detail.

The proposed agreement makes clear no monetary or other consideration is changing hands between the city and the SCV Camp 75 and the UDC Bethel Heroes.

The proposed agreement said both the SCV Camp 75 and the UDC Bethel Heroes may preserve and protect the monument at a location in the county at least 15 miles from the Rocky Mount city limits.

And the proposed agreement makes clear the stored parts of the monument must be removed from city property and delivered to the new site within 120 days of the effective date of the agreement or else the agreement will be voided.

The SCV is based in Columbia, Tenn., and is the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers.

The UDC is based in Richmond, Va., and is a hereditary heritage group of Southern women.

The monument in Rocky Mount was on the south side of the U.S. 64 interchange with Benvenue Road.

The monument wasn installed in 1917 by Confederate veteran Robert Henry Ricks of Nash County in memory of his comrades on land owned by the then-Rocky Mount Mills.

Ricks also was an agribusinessman, a banker, a hotelier, a Nash County commissioner, a state House member, a state senator and a state Board of Education member.

Ricks died in 1920 at age 81.

The Confederate monument came with an inscription saying the monument was committed to the care of the UDC Bethel Heroes.

In 1976, the monument site was annexed by the city.

T.E. Ricks, representing the Robert Henry Ricks estate, asked the city to take over the maintenance of the area around the monument.

The then-council in 1976 agreed to maintain the monument site, which meant the city would mow the surrounding grass and keep the surrounding area clean, subject to the monument site being given to the city.

This was with the understanding the city would not be responsible for any damage to the monument.

The monument became a focus of attention in the aftermath of the May 25 death of African American George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis.

Floyd’s death prompted riots in cities nationwide and the removal of Confederate monuments in the South by either officials of governments or by protestors.

On May 31, the monument in Rocky Mount was the scene of a peaceful protest to call attention to Floyd’s death.

The council voted 6-1 to move the monument during a council budget work session on June 2.

The council formalized the actions of that June 2 vote with a 6-1 vote at the June 8 council meeting.

Councilman W.B. Bullock cast the lone dissenting votes.

The text supporting the June 8 vote called for putting the monument in a safe place, pending further action by the council.

The council without dissent approved a resolution against racial injustice and declaring Black lives matter.

Not long after the votes on June 8, the public input phase of the council meeting included quite a number of both whites and African Americans expressing their support for the removal of the monument.

However, there were complaints locally via social media after a news release from a city spokesman on June 25 saying the cost to take the monument down would exceed $281,000.

Documents as part of Monday’s council agenda said the monument had been a target of vandalism in the past.

That included the monument’s two rear statues having been pulled from their pedestals and found in pieces on the ground, as well as damage to the head of the front left statue, which had been removed from the monument and never was located.

And the documents as part of Monday’s council agenda referred to a downtown business having been vandalized and to a bomb threat to the state Department of Revenue service center along Country Club Road in the northwestern part of the city.

The documents did not name the business, but the Telegram has quoted police as saying Wholesale Paint Center along North Church Street on June 1 reported having sustained damage to its windows.

The bomb threat to the state service center occurred on June 2.

And the documents noted unnamed members of the council became aware of credible threats to destroy the monument as a response to acts of racial injustice.

The council’s regular meeting on Monday is going to be preceded by a work session at 5 p.m.

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City Council to discuss transfer of Confederate monument

These Confederate statues were removed. But where did they go?

More than 130 Confederate monuments and other historic statues were taken down across three dozen states amid a wave of protests and calls for racial justice over the past four months.

Image: Stonewall Jackson statue

The Stonewall Jackson statue is loaded on a truck after being removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia on July 1, 2020.Ryan M. Kelly / AFP – Getty Images

Sept. 20, 2020, 6:01 AM EDT

By Erik Ortiz

After the death of George Floyd in late May, more than 130 Confederate statues and tributes to divisive historical figures have come down in a flurry of protests, acts of vandalism and government decrees.

But no matter how and why the monuments were removed, most communities remain stuck in a common struggle: what to do with them.

A review by NBC News of monuments that were ripped down or are slated to be pulled from public spaces found that most governments and agencies with oversight have no clear road map for what will happen next, and have placed the statues and markers into storage for the foreseeable future. (Read more)

Tarboro Town Council Vote 5 – 3 To Remove The Confederate Monument From The Town Commons Monday August 10, 2020

Tarboro Town Council Meeting Monday August 10, 2020 7:00 PM

So why is the Town Council blocking out the video so we can’t see who are online.

A realtor she talked about the statue can not be removed because the Town don’t have the right to.

So County Commissioner Billy Wooten how many folk did you actually talk to since you say you represent about 7000 citizens.

You say you were present to represent yourself so if that was the case why in the hell did you go there talking about who you talked to and what they said. You say no one came to you. Why should they come to you when you are not on the Town Council that is who they should have gone to.

It is obvious you are speaking for yourself and other Caucasians that you are representing.

As my Edgecombe County Commissioner when are you going to address the Racial Issues on the 4th Floor of the County Building?

I’ll wait!

Patsy Miller Really? Oh Racism exist in Tarboro. Nope can’t change what is in someones heart but can change the environment.

Brandy Paige Chappell – Educator For removable and gave an education lesson on history of Confederacy.

She talked about the person who dedicated the statue he talked about beating a Negro.

Move Statue to the Museum.

Eddie Taylor – Chose not to come forward.

Dan Leggett – Plumber Wow! No he didn’t got there about Freedom Hill sign? The hell those folk went through to build up Princeville can not be compared to the Confederate Monument.

Man – Compromise – Council need to decide.

Elijah Sellers – 11th Grader Statue must come down. We have compromised for so long that is compromise. Black have dealt with it for years. Differentiate a statue from a house. Look at how Black women were raped and black folk have been whipped. Statue must come down. Compromise is to remove the statue. Statue is a symbol of a broken system. Hand Claps!

Demetrius Hill – Sympathy Walk Care less about the statue but he has a problem with folk saying they didn’t know the town have a problem with racism. Just do what is right.

Phillip Lampron Principal Prep School Tarboro – From Duplin County. Should be moved. Town is divided by Racism. Told stories about stories of what has happened in Tarboro over the years.

Damn he said he never seen Caucasians stand around the Common before now but talking about why folk want to talk about it now. Damn that was good!

Cornel Boyd – 1st Class of Integration in Tarboro Gave the history of how the School name of Tarboro High voted on it ot never be Tarboro High again but now it is Tarboro High again.

Bryce Knight – Decisions are made with division in mind. Save Our Town and Our Statue on Veterans Marque. That is with division not all folk in the town.

Statue is an imaginary divide of the streets. Simply unite instead and not divide.

Old Tarboro, family history where money gonna come from? Need to look at when it was erected. It was not about honoring the dead. Band played Dixie. Daughters of Confederacy found money to put it up. Jim Crow was intimidation tactic.

A tangible reminder of Slavery. Outright Treason. Represent lynching and against the right to vote. Redlining and gerrymandering.

Time to put right over wrong. Just do the right thing.

Loretta Hilliard All for removing statue. Heard so many things that folk said tonight. You don’t have the right to tell Black Folk how to feel and think. This generation is bolder now so we are ready to speak out now. We have educated ourselves and now is the time.

Want to know how I feel ask me? And don’t say I should not feel that way.

The movement is not going to stop as Dan Leggett said.

Not intimidated by the monument but I stand with removing it.

Alyssa Ruffing – Statue should come down. Why compromise? Black Folk been compromising all of their life.

How can you move forward by not taking it down?

Greg Higgs – Attended 3 meetings. Blacks, outsiders coming to destroy the town but no Black folk spoke about White this and that.

Do you really want to tell the children in the school system the truth? Not!

Family members were afraid to walk across the Commons.

If you tell the folk the truth about the statue they will feel a certain kind of way.

Steve Revage – Don’t know what it is like to be Black. Not in favor of removing statue. Sir we don’t need no damn statue to teach our children. Said the children are educated and the parents need to teach them life lessons.

Now time for the vote.

Council do have a legal right to remove the statue per the attorney.

Othar Woodard made motion to remove.

2nd by Sabrina Pettaway Bynum

Councilman Othar Woodard gave speech will be false information about the statue will continue as long as it is still standing.

Councilman Brown have made progress. Talked to more Blacks than Whites. Some were long and some were short. Did talk to people.

Councilman Taylor concerned about bids for removable. Later meeting who would be new owners would be. Procedures would have to be followed.

Councilman John Jenkins substitute motion need to decide to take it down to consist of 4 people. Talked about COVID-19 where would the money come from?

No the hell he didn’t say it was 50 – 50 or 60 – 40 depends on which side you are on. Really?

I believe that this is an illegal substitute motion.

Talking about postponing the vote to form a committee and come back and hear the committee. Really!

Who in the hell is the lawyer because this is getting out of control?

Tell them Othar you don’t put this in the control of the lawyer. This is SYSTEMIC RACISM!

Councilman Tate Mayo – Support Jenkins motion.

Divisive issue – Don’t see why we need a Confederate Monument.

Should not have the monument on The Commons.

Councilwoman Deborah Dew-Jordan said it need to come down. It is not about us but it is about what is right.

Voted on Substitute Motion it was voted against then asked for a hand vote. Failed a 2nd time.

Damn who keeping the minutes they should have the damn motion written down.

Vote to Remove.

Another comment Councilman X said respect the vote.

For – 5 Against – 3

Damn carry the damn vote through and announce Statue coming down.

Well I will say Statue voted to be Removed!

Damn gone to another agenda item. Really!

Councilman Leo Taylor said Oh hell yeah the Daughter of Confederacy didn’t give a damn about Black Folk during that time so yes it was Intentional Racism.

I agree the intent does not matter but the impact! Thank you!

Now he say he is fired up. Told them to go vote and run for a seat if you want to.

Said he learned from the COVID-19 experience.

Elijah Sellers was the best speaker of the evening. He covered all that needed to be said.

I love to hear from young folk.

Tarboro NC – Confederate Monument Tarboro Town Council Need To Be Removed

So tell me again why you are fighting to keep the statue because what you having been saying was a lie?

I don’t have Facebook Contact for the other Town Council folk so hopefully somebody will share it with them.


Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina | Edgecombe County Confederate Monument, Tarboro

The monument consists of a tall granite column standing on a pedestal. At the top of the column stands a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier, who wears a hat and rests both his hands on his rifle. The rifle’s stock is planted on the…

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Source: Edgecombe County Confederate Monument, Tarboro

  • Monument Name

    Edgecombe County Confederate Monument, Tarboro

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Creator

    American Bronze Foundry, Chicago, IL, Foundry

    Cockade Marble Works, Petersburg, VA, Builder

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The monument consists of a tall granite column standing on a pedestal. At the top of the column stands a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier, who wears a hat and rests both his hands on his rifle. The rifle’s stock is planted on the ground in front of the soldier. At the base of the monument are symbols of the Confederacy, including the rebel flag inside a cross and the seal of the Confederate States of America.

  • Inscription

    Rear: ERECTED OCT. 29, 1904

  • Dedication Date

    October 29, 1904

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.900440 , -77.535970 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Town Common and Confederate Monument, Tarboro, N.C.” in North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link

      “Town Commons Showing Confederate Monument, Tarboro, N.C.,” in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, (accessed December 10, 2012) Link

      Confederate Veteran 19 (1911), 102 Link

      Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History, (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013), 80-84

      Hardy, Charles C. Images of America: Remembering North Carolina’s Confederates, (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006), (accessed February 8, 2012) Link

      Smith, Blanche Lucas. North Carolina’s Confederate Monuments and Memorials, (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1941)

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  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Polished gray granite base and column, bronze statue.

  • Sponsors

    The Daughters of the Confederacy – William Dorsey Prender Chapter

  • Monument Cost


  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Two children, Katherine Wimberly Bourne and William Dorsey Pender, Jr. unveiled the monument. Bourne was a granddaughter of Civil War Governor, Henry T. Clark and Pender was the grandson of Confederate General William Dorsey Pender. When unveiled three shots were fired by the Edgecombe Guards as the band played “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.” Julian S. Carr delivered the day’s featured oration. Although in attendance Governor Charles B. Aycock was not on the program. After the speeches and benediction “Dixie” was played to end the ceremony.

  • Subject Notes

    The dedication was held without the statue present. It did not arrive from the foundry in Chicago until the following week.

  • Location

    The monument is on North Main Street (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north, Tarboro, NC 27886. It is located in the town common that was established in 1760 by the legislative act which crated the colonial town of Tarboro. Several other memorials are located nearby, including USS Maine Memorial and Henry Lawson Wyatt Memorial Fountain.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in a large park, Tarboro’s Town Common that is one of two remaining original town commons in the United States, the other one being in Boston.

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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


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)


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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 Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020



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

Kathy Williams

17 mins ·

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

3 hrs

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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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

COVID-19, Graduations, Black Lives Matter, Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Removed, Confederate Monuments, Honeywell Furlough Year 2020

I have faced and seen some things this year and it is only 6 months in.

I have survived the COVID-19 as I speak even though I have been working he entire time. I was considered an Essential Worker so I didn’t get the week off from work without pay like some of my co-workers. They were supposed to get 2 weeks but they didn’t have to do a 2nd week. However they did get unemployment and the COVID-19 Funds.

I am proud of my son Curmilus Dancy III (CJ) who graduated from Pitt Community College Greenville NC receiving a degree in Business Administration and my daughter India Matita Dancy who received her Masters in Political Science from NC Central in Durham NC.

The Black Lives Matter Movement has reached across the nation. It began some years ago but not at the level it has reached now. Although I am not a member of the actual Black Lives Matter Organization, I have always known my Black Ass Mattered and have been fighting for Black Folk All of my Adult Life.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party can now move forward hopefully because one of the problems the party has experienced has been Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and his behavior. I have been challenging this guy since the 90’s. On June 13 he was removed as the Chair of the County and can not serve as an officer on the local, state and/or national level in the next 2 years. Peace be still!

I am happy to see the Confederate Monument come down in Rocky Mount. I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we were tasked by the Rocky Mount City Council to host a series of 4 meetings to have community discussions last year. However the monument came down in this season. But not only am I pleased to see it come down in Rocky Mount but across the nation. Tarboro NC what are you waiting on? I have a Tarboro address although I live 7 miles out of Tarboro and 3 miles out of Pinetops.

This week I survived the Honeywell Furlough. I have been working at Honeywell for 33 years and nearly 6 months. I have endured some things and by the grace of God he has kept me. It has been tough some times but because of my knowledge of how to deal with issues and situations, I have survived.

I am going to miss some of my co-workers. But no matter what I wish all of them the best.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

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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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

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




Visit William Manley @ to view photos

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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!”

imageClick On Photo To Watch Video
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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Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

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