Remove Racist Statue from Ahmaud Arbery's Hometown

It is long past time that symbols glorifying white supremacy were eradicated from Ahmaud Arbery's hometown of Brunswick Georgia.  A 20-foot tall confederate statue looms over Brunswick's historic Hanover Square in the heart of this city.  At two recent city commission hearings on the future of this monument , the handful of residents who sought to keep it were vastly outnumbered by those, young and old, black and brown and white, who spoke passionately for its removal.  We made a commitment, that if the city would do the right thing, we would raise the money to cover its legal costs. The commission is saying they will vote on Wed, Nov. 18th. We hope to tell them before then that we are making great progress in raising the money.

Not long ago, Georgia, along with many other states, Southern and otherwise,  passed laws making it illegal to remove a confederate memorial from a public space to one less visible.  Although other cities in Georgia and throughout the South have chosen to remove their monuments anyway, Brunswick's Mayor and City Commissioners cite this law as a barrier to doing the right thing.  

As a small, all volunteer non-profit, the Robert S. Abbott Race Unity Institute felt confident in making this pledge because we knew you would help. We knew that even if you didn't watch the horrific video of Ahmaud being hunted and shot in the street by three white men, you would know his name. You would know this heartbroken community needs healing. And you would care. 

Know this-the people of Brunswick, Georgia are working tirelessly to eradicate the stranglehold of racism on our institutions, our schools, our governments and on the hearts and minds of our citizens. We are working to address these issues at every level of change.  And if the City Commission doesn't do the right thing Nov. 18, we will keep at them until they do.

We know the world is watching. And we are grateful.


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