Keep the History is Illuminating plaques on Monument Ave.

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I hope we're all in agreement that education is important. Especially during this time of racial tension, we need to address the truth of the Monuments that have been displayed in our streets for millennia. We also need to hear the stories of the Black history makers that have made our city great.

History is Illuminating (Instagram: @historyisilluminating) has been doing just that. Volunteer historians have taken to Monument Ave to educate the public about the Monuments, their history as well as the history and contributions of Black Richmonders like Sarah Garland Jones, Richmond's first Black physician. 

Since going up, these plaques have been defaced and destroyed... Now the city of Richmond, by order of the Mayor, is taking them down. 

Tell Mayor Stoney to endorse the History is Illuminating plaques on Monument Avenue.

Tell Mayor Stoney we value the contributions Black Richmonders have made to this city. 

Tell Mayor Stoney to put the plaques back up immediately!