Change the name of Lee Park and Remove the Statue

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Brian Diggs
5 years ago
We don't have statues for JW Booth.
Germany doesn't have statues of Hitler.

We should not be glorifying the leader a rebellion perpetrated specifically to maintain slavery as a hero.

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James Simcoe
5 years ago
How about 'Lafayette Park' after the freedom fighter who actually visited Charlottesville as a friend of Jefferson's?

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Kylie Grow
5 years ago
Members of our community should not be exposed to these symbols of Jim Crow and white supremacy when in public spaces. A plaque explaining the racist origins of these spaces would be more appropriate.

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lanz travers
5 years ago
I fully support the removal of the Lee statue and renaming of the park. All citizens should feel comfortable, safe and welcome on public land. "The erection of Confederate monuments has been a way to perform cultural resistance to black equality." -David Graham in The Atlantic. I hope that Charlottesville chooses to meet the needs of ALL of its citizens in the year 2016.

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Michael Zmuda
5 years ago
All lives matter - slavery has been abolished but the behaviors of many people linger. Significantly more change is needed.

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Mimi Arbeit
5 years ago
Black Lives Matter: in Charlottesville today, and throughout history.

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Jessika Bottiani
5 years ago
The statue should be removed and in its place a new landmark that reflects an appropriate historical perspective on slavery in Charlottesville.

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Nina Jackson
6 years ago
black lives

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Daniel Zim
6 years ago
Keep these statues on private land or in museums not in the public square.

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patricia paisley
6 years ago
Im signing because our public parks should not honor men that fought to uphold racism and other forms of social inequity. To do so sends a message that Charlottesville identifies with such structures or does not care about those who suffer under them. Replace the statue with a real hero. While we're at it lets get rid of the racist statues on the corner and the end of main st by the mall that celebrate the genocidal expansion by european settlers further into sovereign indigenous territory. Charlotteville has some great values but frankly a reputation as rathet backwords place concerning its relationship to history and racism. Lets show our neighbors and guests that we can do better, that we are awake.