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Birmingham Mayor Fights To Remove Confederate Monuments

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2020
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The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama is using his political might to reverse laws enacted to protect Confederate monuments in his state. In fact, whether or not to keep them erected, he says, shouldn’t even be up for debate.

"We should not be debating about whether or not to keep a monument erected in defense of slavery in the 4th blackest city in America,” Mayor Randall Woodfin wrote on Twitter regarding Alabama’s 2017 Memorial Preservation Act. “It is offensive, it is wrong and it is the exact opposite of progress."

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