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Panel of state legislators to discuss removing Confederate Monuments from Georgia


Panel of state legislators to discuss removing Confederate Monuments from Georgia

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After the Stand With Charlottesville candlelight vigil on August 13. 2017, in Decatur, Ga., attendees gather to discuss the controversial "Lost Cause" monument in Decatur Square.


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On Thursday night, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m., the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and Hate Free Decatur is hosting a panel of state legislators to deliberate amending Georgia law in order to remove Confederate Monuments from the state.

State Representative Renita Shannon from District 84, State Representative Shelly Hutchinson from District 107, and State Representative Derrick Jackson from District 64 will be on the panel, which will be held in the Ebster Recreational Center at 105 Electric Avenue in Decatur.

DeKalb County residents began to rally for taking down Confederate monuments back in August 2017, following the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

“The history on these monuments is clear. They were white supremacist symbols that tell a false story about the Civil War.” Co-Founder of Hate Free Decatur Sara Patenaude in a recent press release. “Our community has decided that we want the Decatur monument removed from our square, and it is time for our community and others across Georgia to have the right to do so.”

Clarification: An earlier version of this headline was worded in a confusing way. The headline has been updated to make it less confusing. 

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