Cities Crowdfund To Remove Confederate Statues

Cities that want to remove monuments to rebellion are crowdfunding to pay for the costs of removal.

St. Louis’ Treasurer has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000 to take down a 32-foot granite monument honoring Confederate soldiers and sailors that has stood in St. Louis’ Forest Park since 1914.

As of this morning, 195 citizens have donated over $6,000 towards the goal.

Some citizens have protested that it’s part of our history, while the comments of the donors trend towards not honoring those who fought for slavery.

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I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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