Savannah seeks input on what to do with Confederate monument
A group created by the city to develop recommendations concerning the Confederate Monument is seeking input from residents in an online survey that asks respondents whether they prefer that new interpretative signage be added or that the war memorial be left unchanged, relocated or otherwise modified.
Respondents are also given an opportunity to add their own comments in regard to the 142-year-old monument’s fate.
The city recently created the task force, comprised of staffers and Savannah historians at the Savannah City Council’s direction, after the mayor’s call in late August for the monument’s story to be expanded to be inclusive of all Savannahians — regardless of race, creed or color — who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Civil War.
As part of that process, the task force is asking for suggestions from Savannah’s citizens via mail, email and through the online survey until Nov. 13.
The task force has not made any decisions and wanted to make sure all options are available in the survey, while brainstorming ideas ranging from new signage to installing additional memorials that would complement the monument, said Research Library and Municipal Archives Director Luciana Spracher, who is serving as the group’s facilitator….
The survey is accessible at savannahga.gov/confederatememorial and will be available through 5 p.m., Nov. 13.