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July 11, 2020

Groups Call on Capitol Building Commission To Remove Stonewall Jackson Statue

West Virginia Public Broadcasting – A group of 30 organizations across West Virginia is calling on the Capitol Building Commission and Gov. Jim Justice to take down a statue of Stonewall Jackson from the state Capitol grounds. Read full article here.

In an open letter, the groups including the ACLU of West Virginia, the NAACP of West Virginia, WVU Black Law Students Association, and the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, criticized the commission for meeting this week without discussing the matter.

“Although state and local governments across the country, including in our own capital city, are finally taking rightful action to remove statues and monuments that glorify some of the most shameful periods of our country’s history, the Commission’s reasoning for not addressing the statue’s continued presence on state grounds is because they had not received any requests to do so,” they wrote in the letter.

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