Alabama’s county courthouse received a major surprise as officials removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument.
After the major breakthrough, voters feel that they now have the chance to rid racism in the form of Jim Crow’s language via the state’s constitution. Meanwhile, a group of citizens and onlookers watched and cheered as a huge crew removed the ancient mega statue. Situated out of Huntsville, in Alabama’s County Courthouse, this was definitely a monumental occasion by miles.
Ever since the major nationwide demonstrations across the country, protestors felt that it was necessary to rid of this statue too. And that’s because they felt it represented racial injustice. These sorts of events began taking momentum after George Floyd’s killing in Minnesota in the month of May.
One onlooker explained the sheer moment of joy and delight this occasion brought across the faces of plenty. Moreover, it represented a true symbol of change and a new beginning for people of color. For many, it was simply exciting to watch it all during their lifetime.
According to reports, both officials from the county as well as the city went backward and forward over the legal authority, in regards to the statue’s fate.
Finally, they reached a conclusion when the commissioner for Madison County approved the final decision for the removal.And that’s because the committee responsible for protecting historic monuments didn’t respond in a timely fashion.
First established in the year 1905 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, this statue is expected to enter the cemetery.
With the statue’s recent removal, voters feel that they now have the freedom to take out any racist language written inside of Alabama’s state constitution.Moreover, this came as approval in 1901, used as a means to enshrine the White Supremacy seen in the state law.
Meanwhile, on November 3rd, voters from Alabama will have the opportunity to vote whether or not they want to remove segregation-era forms of language from the ancient state’s constitution or not.