Democratic Mayor-elect Garnett Johnson said ahead of last week’s election that removing confederate monuments weren’t a priority.
Like many cities around the country, Augusta, Georgia’s downtown contains a reminder of its confederate past. A 76-foot tall memorial, set in place by the Ladies Memorial Association of Augusta in 1877, is a stark reminder of the persistence of images that support the nation’s hundreds of years of slavery.
The Augusta leadership hasn’t yet made its removal a priority, despite a task force created by outgoing Mayor Hardie Davis in 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s death,
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