The Confederate statue in Court Square – “At Ready” – is being removed. It will be relocated to a Shenandoah valley battlefield park site and be used to mark the location where Virginia Troops fought on that particular field of battle & be rededicated as “The Virginia Monument”.
There will be signage telling the history of the monument. I truly feel the battleground or a museum is a far more appropriate place for Confederate statues than the court house square. Not sure why people are proud of their southern heritage when that heritage is built on slavery and treason against the United States.
Oh, and as hubby reminded me – they are worshipping the losers.
When I was in 2nd grade we moved to Parris Island, SC. When we travelled off base to the dentist I remember seeing the Jim Crow signs at gas stations.
Copied from The Ferris State University Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia:
“Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism. Many Christian ministers and theologians taught that whites were the Chosen people, blacks were cursed to be servants, and God supported racial segregation. Craniologists, eugenicists, phrenologists, and Social Darwinists, at every educational level, buttressed the belief that blacks were innately intellectually and culturally inferior to whites. Pro-segregation politicians gave eloquent speeches on the great danger of integration: the mongrelization of the white race. Newspaper and magazine writers routinely referred to blacks as niggers, coons, and darkies; and worse, their articles reinforced anti-black stereotypes. Even children’s games portrayed blacks as inferior beings. All major societal institutions reflected and supported the oppression of blacks.”
For more info Jim Crow Racist Memorabilia