Relocate the Confederate Statue at Travis Park in San Antonio
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The Confederate Statue at Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas represents, in the form of a monument, a time when former slave owners and supporters of Jim Crow ruled the political environment. This symbol of bigotry was erected as a pretense to coverup the inhuman system of slavery, and part of the so-called "Redeemer Movement" of the "Lost Cause. " This movement sought to reinvent history and erase the main reasons for the Civil War, which was the protection of the institution of slavery, enforcement of white supremacy through Jim Crow law, and to promote racism through the years. The presence of this statue, in a public place, erases the real reasons for the Civil War and does not represent the multi-cultural diversity of San Antonio. WE, the citizens of San Antonio, Bexar County, and concerned individuals are demanding that such a hateful reminder of bigotry be removed to a museum, or other suitable place, where the true history about those that defended slavery can be told. We respectfully submit this to the San Antonio City Council.
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