Despite Popular Sentiment, Assault on Southern Heritage Marches On
It seems this nonsense will just not cease. Dallas has backed off on the removal of its Confederate monuments. But now Atlanta has taken up the torch to desecrate Civil War memorials. I still think this is unfathonable, disrespectful, and yes, ridiculous. To waste money on removing these relics seems like misdirected angst to me. Anyway, here is an article about what Atlanta intends to do. Let me know what you think.
ATLANTA COMMITTEE HITTING GAS PEDAL ON MONUMENT REMOVAL
A committee named by Atlanta’s mayor to weigh the future of the city’s Confederate monuments and Confederate-named streets recently held its second meeting.
The 11-member committee was appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed in October to review street names and identify city-owned monuments and evaluate how each would be handled. Reed first formed the committee in August.
The committee met for the first time Oct. 19 to plan and map out logistics. They identified seven monuments and 13 street names on its preliminary list.
Peachtree Battle Avenue Monument
James Calhoun portrait
Sidney Lanier Bust
Lion of the Confederacy
Monument to General Walker
East Confederate Avenue
While the first meeting was closed to the public, the committee’s second meeting included a public comment portion.
Channel 11’s Chris Hopper was at the meeting where about a dozen people offered their input to the committee.
There’ll be one more opportunity for public input during the next meeting on Nov. 8. The city also plans to launch a website later this week, and there’s an email address where people can send their thoughts.
After that, the committee will draft a preliminary report and discuss it on Nov. 13. They’ll then amend it and potentially approve it. Mayor Reed said he expects a full report from the committee on his desk by Nov. 20.
(Article courtesy of Dixie Heritage Newsletter, November 3, 2017 ed.)