Removal of the Confederate statue at Sherman Texas Court house

Removal of the Confederate statue at Sherman Texas Court house

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Terrell Hughes started this petition to Senator Ted Cruz and

This petition is for the removal of the Confederate statue located at the court house in downtown Sherman, TX. Black lives matter and so does George Hughes' life. The African American man who was burned alive inside of a safe at the old court house in Sherman Texas in 1930. His dead body was then hooked to a chain and dragged throughout the black community by Confederate supporters, then hung from a tree in front of a black owned Drug store that was then burned down. This riot in Sherman, TX in the 1930s affected every thriving African American business owners and families in Sherman as well other towns in and around Grayson County at that time and still does to this day. Most if not all black businesses were burned to the ground and a marshal law was later enforced to protect members of the black community from Confederate supporters in Sherman Texas threatening to harm them. George Hughes' body was given to the black funeral home, however that funeral home had been burned down. Because of this his body was then given to a white funeral home and they ended up burying his body on one of the city of Sherman lots. He never received a proper burial or historical monument nor historical marker. Instead of a memorial being built in respect of this great tragedy. A Confederate statue remains as a symbol of slavery, Treason against the United States of America and ultimate racism on the land he was killed. The Swanson Confederate statue was removed in Dallas Texas at DFW love field inco junction with George hughes," Swanson also noted the title “One Riot, One Ranger” came from a Ranger's report of a scene at the Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman in 1930, when a black man stood trial for assaulting a white woman. The mob eventually set fire to the courthouse and roasted the black man alive after he sought refuge in a courthouse safe. George Hughes and the hate crimes that were committed in the Sherman area in 1930 symbolizes what the Confederate staues in Sherman Texas stands for a contentious reminder of evil, slavery, racism, ignorance and hate for the African American to be free ,and equal. It must be removed, and our society needs to be educated on the historical ills of racism in American society.

 

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcs06

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article243285731.html

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