“Community activists” hoping Mayor-Elect Deegan will remove Jacksonville’s last Confederate monument

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(WOKV) – Community activists who want to see Confederate statues removed from Jacksonville are hoping Mayor-Elect Donna Deegan will finish the job.

Every Friday, community activists with Take ‘Em Down Jax and other groups protest outside of City Hall demanding the removal of the city’s Confederate monuments.

But this week, just ahead of the Juneteenth emancipation holiday, they have a reason to celebrate.

“Because we got the, the stump is gone from this place,” Dr. Kimberly Allen with 904WARD said.

That’s a reference to the removal of the Confederate obelisk from James Weldon Johnson Park last month.

With its removal, just one more monument remains.

“The one in Springfield is next yawl, we ain’t stopping till she comes down,” Hope McMath with Yellow House said.

McMath, a member of Deegan’s transition team, is…

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