Keep the History is Illuminating plaques on Monument Ave.

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Amy Shields
Aug 15, 2020
This was important information to share that was free to the city. It is one of the suggestions made by the Monument Avenue Commission and it makes me question why you created them to ignore their suggestions

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Kiera Rooker
Aug 14, 2020
We need context. We need a history that isn’t white washed.

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Mary Sader
Aug 14, 2020
The plaques are historically accurate and important for context on Monument Avenue!

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Tracy Herman
Aug 13, 2020
The people of this city have been doing the work that the city has yet to fulfill - and the city is tearing it all down!! Why?? Are they embarrassed at their own lack of progress?? The signs need to stay up!

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Andre Tolleris
Aug 13, 2020
The fact that Stoney removed these signs is OUTRAGEOUS. They are an integral part of sharing valuable knowledge about the history of those racist statues.

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Cynthia Mashburn
Aug 13, 2020
These signs were the best part of these demonstrations. They gave me hope that Richmond can change from a racist society.

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Emily McConnell
Aug 13, 2020
Because these signs provide context to the monuments and shine light on Richmond's Black history

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Christina Linthicum
Aug 13, 2020
I grew up in Virginia and my sister lives in Richmond. These plaques are vitally important in giving context to the history of or broken past as a nation. We must come to a reckoning with our ugly past in order to love forward in restoration. These historical markers with context to our past must remain as part of that reckoning.

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Ann Shields
Aug 13, 2020
These signs tell the true story behind the men on the plinths and the culture that honored those men. They are imperative to the future and past of Richmond. Bring them back.

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Sarah Driggs
Aug 13, 2020
I served on the Monument Avenue Commission, and we hoped that at least one of our recommendations would be acted upon, but the city did nothing. Then, when a group of citizens decided to add context as we suggested, the city removed it. Why? Accept the help and embrace the message. Put them back and support the gesture by protecting them.