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The Monuments Must Go: Reflecting on Opportunities for Campus Conversations

The Monuments Must Go: Reflecting on Opportunities for Campus Conversations Warren and J a c K c hri Stian t he m onuments m ust Go Reflecting on Opportunities for Campus Conversations Note: The following letter appeared in Slate on August 16, 2017. We reprint this letter here with permission. The letter then has Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stone y and members of the Monument Avenue Commission, functioned as We are nativ e Richmonders and also the great- a public display great-grandsons of Stone wall Jackson. As two of the closest living relatives to Stone wall, we are of white- writing today to ask for the removal of his statue, unburdening, as well as the removal of all Confederate statues from Monument Avenue. They are overt symbols of one that is racism and white supremacy, and the ti me is long celebrated and overdue for them to depart from public display. Overnight ,Balti more has seen fit to take this action. even envied Richmond should, too. by similarly In making this request , we wish to express our respect and admiration for Mayor Stone y’s lead- burdened, ership while also strongly disagreeing with his similarly claim that “removal of symbols does [nothi ng] for telling the act ual truth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

The Monuments Must Go: Reflecting on Opportunities for Campus Conversations

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Warren and J a c K c hri Stian t he m onuments m ust Go Reflecting on Opportunities for Campus Conversations Note: The following letter appeared in Slate on August 16, 2017. We reprint this letter here with permission. The letter then has Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stone y and members of the Monument Avenue Commission, functioned as We are nativ e Richmonders and also the great- a public display great-grandsons of Stone wall Jackson. As two of the closest living relatives to Stone wall, we are of white- writing today to ask for the removal of his statue, unburdening, as well as the removal of all Confederate statues from Monument Avenue. They are overt symbols of one that is racism and white supremacy, and the ti me is long celebrated and overdue for them to depart from public display. Overnight ,Balti more has seen fit to take this action. even envied Richmond should, too. by similarly In making this request , we wish to express our respect and admiration for Mayor Stone y’s lead- burdened, ership while also strongly disagreeing with his similarly claim that “removal of symbols does [nothi ng] for telling the act ual truth

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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