(Sounds so nice and reasonable. Even multicultural. Somehow I doubt it will satisfy the anti-Southern bigots. If every monument disappeared overnight they’d still find more to TAKE! – DD)
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(News4JAX) One group is hoping to end the ongoing debate over Confederate monuments with a compromise.
As some groups push to take the monuments down, a group called the Unity Project of Jacksonville is asking city leaders to install more monuments and keep the remaining Confederate monuments in place.
They want to add monuments that give a better representation of Jacksonville’s history including markers that detail the slave trade and honor Black leaders.
But that idea isn’t going over well with everyone.
This comes at the same time a recent UNF poll showed a slight majority of people in the city support keeping the Confederate monuments in place.
There has been some progress by the city in removing Confederate monuments. One monument was removed at James Weldon Johnson Park, but some still remain and the debate continues on what to do about it.
Blake Harper is the lead organizer of the Unity Project. He thinks it would satisfy both sides of the polarizing debate to contextualize history in the South with respect to…Group says Confederate monuments should stay in place, but more statues of Black leaders should be added