Confederate Monument Not In Sights Of Augusta Leaders

Confederate Monument in Downtown Augusta
Confederate Monument in Downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA,Ga.- Confederate symbols across the south continue to face scrutiny that’s including here Augusta.

For the last 137 years the confederate war memorial has stood on Broad Street in recognition of the Richmond County soldiers who died  the civil war.

The city of Augusta maintains the statue.

Confederate Monument in Downtown Augusta
Confederate Monument in Downtown Augusta

City leaders we talked to say there hasn’t been any discussions of the city removing the monument.

“Let’s say the daughters or the sons of the confederacy if they take the initiative to take down monuments that is to be commended but would I lead a charge or be a charge leading to take a monument down absolutely not,” says Commissioner Ben Hasan.

Mayor Hardie Davis welcomes conversations about the statue but says removing it is not on his or the commission’s agenda.

 

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