Addressing Racist History
Petition to Roanoke City Council
Remove the Robert E. Lee monument in Roanoke City and replace it with a lynching memorial
It is past time for us to remove a monument that memorializes the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Roanoke City should show its citizens of color that this is not a history that we want to commemorate. As collective awareness grows that these sort of monuments were constructed to send an anti-civil rights message to the community, it has become clear that we need to send a new message today. We propose that this monument be replaced with a memorial to the Black victims of lynching in Roanoke in the late 1800s. "William Lavender and Thomas Smith were two black men who were lynched on separate occasions by white mobs in Roanoke. Both men were accused of assaults on white women that were never proved. Neither man stood trial. They were simply captured, beaten, hanged and murdered." - The Roanoke Times. This piece of our history has been unrecognized and we must reckon with it. This is one simple step we can all take towards building a community in which every citizen can begin to feel equally valued, regardless of their skin color.
Petition to Stillwater Strong
To not change eskimo joes name or mascot
People are signing a petition to have eskimo joes name and mascot replaced not everything is racist. Eskimo joes has been here for years people needs to stop with the racist stuff we are just like any other human being calling each other white ect. We get the riot stuff on tv there no reason to try take charge of Stillwater restaurants. Enough is enough find something better to do with yout time. Leave the restaurants alone.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Mayor of Lee's Summit
Change Todd George (KKK) Parkway to Lucile Bluford (civil rights activist) Parkway
Todd George Parkway is a central street in Lee's Summit, Missouri. It is nearly impossible to go more than a few days without traveling on this street that unites Lee's Summit together. Our city, of more than 100,000 people, have either learned to turn a blind eye to, or are genuinely ignorant to the reality of Todd George's history; while he does have connections to the history of Lee's Summit, he was also an active member of the Klu Klux Klan. Lee's Summit is an increasingly diverse city, with 15% of the population identifying as not white. We are also less than an hour's drive from the incredibly diverse Kansas City. We live in a community which prides itself on our education and our unity. Todd George being such a central street in our community does not reflect those values. Each citizen of Lee's Summit deserves the right to feel represented and safe in their city; a city who still actively honors a member of the KKK does not accomplish this. This is why I propose we change Todd George Parkway to Lucile Bluford Parkway. Lucile Bluford was valedictorian of then segregated Lincoln High School in the class of 1928. She was a gifted writer and hoped to be a journalist. She was accepted to Mizzou school of Journalism, but was rejected upon enrollment due to her race. She graduated from KU in journalism, and went on to be a fundamental writer in The Kansas City Call- an African American owned news company. She attempted 11 times to enter MU's graduate journalism program; with the help of the NAACP she filed several lawsuits against the University. She lost her case in the Supreme Court in 1941. The University of Missour, Columbia eventually honored Bluford with an honorary doctorate degree in 1989. Lucile Bluford, a successful black woman and Civil Rights activist, with historical ties to Kansas City, has earned the right to be represented by the unifying street of what is currently Todd George Parkway. She was persistent, educated, passionate, and fought for racial educational equality. Please sign and share this petition with citizens of Lee's Summit so we can eradicate the legacy of the KKK member who is still represents one of the most prominent streets in Lee's Summit, Missouri! I will send this petition to the Mayor of Lee's Summit, Bill Baird, when the petition reaches 10,000 signatures.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Jason Perez, Brazoria County Parks Department, L.M. "Matt" Sebesta, Jr.
I want the City of Angleton to remove the statue of slaver Stephen F. Austin
Let me start with an excerpt from a little history on Steven F. Austin, aka "The Father of Texas": "Austin conceded that the success of his colony was dependent on slavery. Without slaves, the colonists would lack the mass labor to cultivate the land, which would stall the pace of immigration needed to develop and increase the value of the land, which would deflate the economy and motivate his colonists to leave." With the new light (reminder) that has been shed on the unfair treatment of African Americans in America, it makes it hard to drive by that obscene statue every morning on my way to work, as a man of color. The only way it could be worse is if it was a statue of Christopher Columbus or Robert E. Lee. I, along with others, have had enough of these monuments celebrating these "heroes" and we refuse to remain silent! The statue, in question, is off of Hwy 288 and is maintained by the Brazoria County Parks Department. I am from Angleton and this isn't the message I want my boys to receive nor do I want people visiting Angleton to believe that we, as a city, celebrate a blatant racist and slave owner. I realize that some may say that Stephen F. Austin wasn't initially "for" slavery, but allow me to refer you to the excerpt above. We can do better! As Victor Hugo said, "There is nothing more powerful than and idea whose time has come." That time is now! Help us bring this statue down and let the public know that their tax dollars are helping maintain a reminder of racial injustice!
Petition to City Council, Kenneth Alexander, PhD
Norfolk is for Loving (#NFK4Loving)
On June 12, 2020, the Confederate Monument in Norfolk colloquially known as “Johnny Reb” was removed from Downtown Norfolk, VA, in the wake of the racial justice movement. Coincidentally, June 12th also commemorates “Loving Day”, which is the day Mildred & Richard Loving won their case, Loving v. Virginia, in the US Supreme Court, allowing interracial marriage. The mayor and city council of Norfolk should take this opportunity to celebrate this moment and erect a monument dedicated to the legacy of this historic Supreme Court decision. Let this be the site celebrating inclusivisity and love, truly putting “Virginia is for Lovers” and “Norfolk is for Loving” in action.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Surry County Board of Supervisors
Remove the confederate statue in Surry County, Virginia
澳门皇冠手机网站For too long a confederate statue has stood in Surry, Virginia. Laws are now in effect that empower local governments to take down Confederate monuments. The statue is a needless reminder of a painful past and not what Surry needs for the future.
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