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Should Confederate Statue In Carroll County Be Removed/ Relocated? (UPDATED)

State’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization Demands Confederate Symbols be removed
 
(PRESS RELEASE- GA NAACP) As the oldest Civil Rights Organization in the country, we, the NAACP, Georgia State Conference, in the strongest words possible condemn the actions in Charlottesville. Our prayers are extended to the victims of this domestic terrorism. The attacks in Charlottesville further underscore the division in the Country and the State of Georgia. Further, we know that this division flows directly from the continued Celebration of White Supremacy, the Confederacy. We as the descendants of the Americans that were victims of the barbaric attacks of slavery which were perpetrated by the Confederate States of America believe that it is pass time to remove those symbols from Government properties. As violence has most recently erupted in Charlottesville based on groups that glorify the vestiges of the hateful past, we, as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, must act in accordance with true American Values. The Traitors of the Confederate States of America were soundly defeated over 150 years ago and Today we as Diverse Georgians must send a message once and for all, that Georgia is the State to Busy to Hate. We the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP are calling on all elected officials to remove ALL SYMBOLS OF THE CONFEDERACY FROM ALL GEORGIA PUBLIC PROPERTY. We especially call on Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly to act immediately on this issue. Further, we call on ALL MAYORS within this Great State including Mayor Kasim Reed to remove all symbols of the Confederacy from City Government Property. Georgia is a great state and home to people of all heritages. Georgia and American values should trump the hate that flows from the continued celebration of Confederate States of America. President Blake stated the NAACP is "Steadfast and Immovable", per its National NAACP 2017-2018 theme. President Blake encourages all Georgians to remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." and Proverbs 10:12 "Hate stirs up conflict, but love covers all offenses.” Let’s Make Georgia Love Again!


(WLBB OPINION POLL)

The Charlottesville City Council voted in April to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

A Confederate statue called "Old Joe" was removed in Gainesville, Florida, on Monday.
 
The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners voted in July to remove the Memoria In Aeterna monument, which honors Confederate soldiers, from a county courthouse.
Protesters toppled over a Confederate statue in front of a Durham County courthouse in North Carolina on Monday.
Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, said he will ask the city council to approve relocating two Confederate-era monuments from a former courthouse in the city.
 
These are just a few examples.
 
How do you feel about the confederate soldier statue on the grounds of the Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton? Should local officials consider removing or re-locating it?
 
The statue in Carrollton is a Civil War soldier standing, holding the barrel of his rifle with both hands slightly to his proper right. The butt of his rifle is directly in front of his feet. There is a tree stump next to the soldier's proper right leg. He wears a brimmed hat, hip-length jacket, a scabbard at his proper left side, and a canteen at his proper right side.

The sculpture honors the Confederate soldiers of Carroll County, Georgia. The Annie Wheeler Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsored the sculpture project. The McDaniel-Curtis Camp of Confederate Veterans raised much of the money for the sculpture project by selling a souvenir history of Carroll County. The sculpture was first located in Carollton's public square until 1958 when it was relocated to the grounds of Tanner Memorial Hospital.
 
The statue is now located at the corner of Newnan St and Tanner St in the courthouse lawn.
 
 
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