Tarboro NC – Confederate Statue Removed Unannounced From The Tarboro Town Common On Saturday August 29, 2020

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Tarboro Town Council Members voted 5-3 to remove statue on Monday August 10, 2020 and 19 days later count’er done!

Hell no this will not change hi story but that was not the purpose. The purpose is to change the environment and the scenery.

The Confederate Lovers are Big Mad! They are the same lovers who would say why we can’t all get along? You can’t change history. The Confederate Monument has nothing to do with intimidation when it came to Black Folk and White Folk who support Black Folk knowing how they have been mistreated over the years.

Folk you better look at who are saying what. These are the same folk who have been lying to you all of these years that act as if your Black Life Matter when in fact they talk to you and talk about you when you ain’t around. Imagine what they have been saying about Black Folk since August 10 not dating back over the years.

Some of these folk have shown just how mean and cold they are because although they are mad about the removal of the statue, how can these church folk say some of the things they have said? Unless . . .

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.

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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

    Tarboro

  • County

    Edgecombe

  • 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

    Front: ERECTED IN HONOR OF / THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / OF / EDGECOMBE COUNTY / ‘DEFENDERS OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY.’ 1861 C.S.A. 1865
    Rear: ERECTED OCT. 29, 1904

  • Dedication Date

    October 29, 1904

  • Decade

    1900s

  • 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

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Polished gray granite base and column, bronze statue.

  • Sponsors

    The Daughters of the Confederacy – William Dorsey Prender Chapter

  • Monument Cost

    $2,250

  • 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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Tarboro NC – Fun Fact, The Fountain Is Racist Too! Fountain On The Town Commons

Alyssa Ruffing

Fun fact, the fountain is racist too. Words said at its unveiling:

A local choir sang “The Old Confederate, He’s good enough for me,” after which George Fountain introduced the speaker of the day, Colonel John L. Bridges the captain of the Edgecombe Guards at the time of Wyatt’s death. He spoke of the meaning and importance of monuments to the Southerner saying, “War may change and settle a policy, but it can never change or destroy a principle, therefore the south was right in fighting for the principle of her people. It is very gratifying to see and know and see that the heroic deed… is being written in stone and bronze…”

I also feel like, as white people, we can’t just excuse the racism with “oh its pretty so it can stay”. That doesn’t sit well with me. Just because it’s pretty doesn’t make it ok.
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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

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

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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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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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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NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega

imageTALLADEGA, ALA. — NASCAR officials have launched an immediate investigation to determine why a noose was in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all,” NASCAR said in a statement.

Wallace, who is black, was outspoken in his wishes for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at races, which NASCAR eventually did on June 10. (Read more)

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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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